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Gas and Electricity Prices in Scotland

Scotland

When you compare energy prices with Love Energy Savings, one of the first things we will ask for from you is your postcode. This is because the cost of gas and electricity varies depending on which region of the UK you live or work in.

By providing us with your postcode, you can view the best gas and electricity deals in Scotland from a huge range of energy suppliers.

To compare energy prices in Scotland today, simply complete our online energy comparison tool.

How do energy prices in Scotland differ from the rest of the UK?

The UK is split into 14 different energy regions, with gas and electricity pricing varying from region to region.

Scotland is split into two main areas, South Scotland and North Scotland. South Scotland includes Edinburgh and Glasgow with North Scotland covering approximately anywhere north of Dundee.

The cost of energy prices in South Scotland depends on factors including:

  • How many customers an energy provider has in the region
  • How much energy is bought by suppliers in the region
  • The fee your supplier pays to the area’s local distribution network

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Domestic energy prices in Scotland

In South Scotland, the average home energy prices are marginally lower than the national average as shown in the table below:

National Average Electricity Bill London Average Electricity Bill National Average Gas Bill London Average Gas Bill
£679 £672 £610 £636

Average domestic electricity prices in North Scotland rank as the highest in the UK. There is better news when it comes to domestic gas prices, which fall below the national average.

National Average Electricity Bill London Average Electricity Bill National Average Gas Bill London Average Gas Bill
£679 £672 £610 £636

Business energy prices in Scotland

To demonstrate the variations by region in business electricity prices, we’ve taken British Gas’ deemed unit rates for half hourly meter business customers.

In this example, although the unit cost for South Scotland is below average, the daily standing charge is the highest in the UK.

National Average Unit Costs London Average Unit Costs National Average Standing Charge London Average Standing Charge
21.59p/kWh 20.70p/kWh 41.55p per day 39.77p per day

For North Scotland, the unit cost falls below the average however standing charges are again some of the highest in the UK.

National Average Unit Costs London Average Unit Costs National Average Standing Charge London Average Standing Charge
21.59p/kWh 20.70p/kWh 41.55p per day 39.77p per day

It should be noted that these prices will by no means be the best available to homeowners and businesses in Scotland. To compare the cheapest energy prices in Scotland, you can complete an energy price comparison.

Who are the incumbent energy suppliers in Scotland?

The 14 energy regions of the UK all have incumbent gas and electricity suppliers who are the default suppliers for homes and businesses in that region.

Scotland has two incumbent electricity suppliers, Scottish Power for South Scotland and SSE for North Scotland.

If you have never switched energy supplier, you may find that you are still on the incumbent supplier’s standard energy tariff. These tariffs often have some of the most expensive rates which can leave you overpaying for your gas and electricity.

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For anyone who hasn’t switched energy supplier for a few years or those who have never switched supplier, there can be significant savings to be made by switching your gas and electricity.

With Love Energy Savings, you can quickly compare energy prices in Scotland to find out how much you could save by switching energy suppliers.

Our innovative comparison engine will provide you with a range of tariff options from the big 6 suppliers and smaller, independent energy providers.

Why choose Love Energy Savings?

Here at Love Energy Savings, we’ve already helped customers save over £90m on their gas and electricity bills.

To find out how much you could save on your energy bills, all we need from you is your address, a few details about your current supplier and your contact details.

Our energy experts will support you throughout the switching process, including getting you set up with your new supplier and letting your old supplier know you will be switching. With our excellent rating on Trustpilot from over 10,000 reviews, you can be confident that you’re in safe hands.

If you’d like to compare energy prices in Scotland today, simply complete our online energy comparison calculator.

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