November 10, 2005
Energy Group, Scottish and Southern Energy announced yesterday that its energy customers will see electricity prices rise between 8.9% and 12% and gas prices by 13.6% early in the new year.
These increases will take affect for domestic electricity and gas customers on January 1 2006.
Prices for electricity customers will rise between 8.9% and 12% and the price rise for gas customers will be 13.6%.
With 6.1 million customers (12.6% market share) Scottish and Southern Energy operate four energy brands, Atlantic Electric and Gas, Scottish Hydro-Electric, SWALEC and Southern Electric.
Scottish and Southern Energy said it had frozen prices for as long as possible but it had been forced to pass on some of the wholesale increase on to customers.
The firm last announced a price rise in February this year.