About ScottishPower

ScottishPower are amongst the top 6 power companies in the UK. We generate 100% green electricity and provide energy to over 5 million households and businesses across the UK.

At ScottishPower we are amongst the top 6 power companies in the UK. As an energy provider to over 5 million households and businesses across the UK, our role is to bring you YourEnergy – and that means keeping your home nice and cosy, being there when you need us and bringing you competitive tariffs and products.

But who are we as a company?

ScottishPower has existed since 1901, and today is owned by the Spanish energy firm Iberdrola, one of the largest utility companies in the world focused on delivering a sustainable, greener energy future.

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Early years

In 1901 we began in Glasgow as Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company, one of the earliest electric companies founded in the United Kingdom. Interestingly, the company employed John Logie Baird, the inventor of the television, during these early years.

Just over half a century later, Clyde Valley, the electric company UK residents had come to know and trust, became SSEB (South of Scotland Electricity Board) through a merger which played a huge role in bringing the company where it is today.

Surviving in a competitive market

When the gas market was privatised in the UK in 1980, Ofgem was created to monitor gas companies and electricity suppliers in the UK. Three years later, electric companies in the UK were privatised as well, opening the door to stiff competition, with many companies claiming to be cheap electricity suppliers, or cheap gas suppliers.

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Moving to green energy

Today, as one of the major UK energy providers, we work hard to ensure we bring you competitive gas and electricity rates and tariffs, as well as products and services that put you in control of YourEnergy – from boiler cover to our remote heating control solution.

But we also want to make YourEnergy go further. From free energy efficiency advice to help you save, to our partnership with Cancer Research UK, we are one of the electric and gas companies UK consumers can rely on to help make a difference. And along side our majority holder, Iberdrola, we are committed to investment in renewable energy solutions; we are a leading developer of wind power in the UK and are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint where we can.

Who We Are Today, Generating 100% Green Electricity

We're the first big energy company in the UK to announce we'll soon be producing 100% green electricity. Very soon, all the electricity we generate will be from renewable sources. Every last drop of it. We've already closed our coal-fired power stations and now we've sold our last remaining gas plants

From now on, our focus will be on wind energy, smart grids and driving the change to a cleaner, electric future. And we're investing over £4m every working day to make it happen. Speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and, over time, driving down bills. To deliver a better future, quicker, for all of us

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Our commitments and performance

Our commitment doesn’t end there because we know just how hard you work for your money. Yes, we are amongst the gas companies UK consumers turn to when looking for competitive rates, but we are so much more. ScottishPower also offers boiler cover so that you are protected in the event of a major malfunction.

From educating the public in ways to consume less power to offering the most competitively priced utilities on the market, ScottishPower is here for you. Explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we have to offer. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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