SSE Contract

Hector33 Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
Hi, we are a small business (only 2.5 employees) using approx 11,000 kw of electricity per year.  We are in contract with SSE which finishes on 31st July 2023.  In May 2022 due to the massive increases in electricity charges, I signed up with SSE in a new contract to start 1st August 2023.

Recently we decided to help with our electric bills by putting in solar panels.  SSE tell me they don't do export tariffs and we will have to get a contract with another company for export.  Octopus are offering 4.1p per KW but if we sign up with them in supply, they will increase to 15p KW export.

As my contract with SSE is not due to start until August, I have tried to cancel the contract but they say I can't.   Just wandered if anyone had successfully a cancelled contract with SSE before the start date?


  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Forumite Posts: 45,441
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    As it's a B2B contract, you don't have the same protections as you would with a consumer contract. You'll have to read the t&c of what you signed to see if there is any way out (but it wouldn't surprise me if there is none, or at least none without a penalty which would make it unaffordable.)

    How long is your SSE contract? You may need to accept the reduced tariff for now, and then change as soon as you can. Make sure you note when you need to give notice by to avoid the contract rolling into a new one!
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