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Last Updated: April 2021 

SSE Airtricity to increase business electricity prices from 1 May in response to external costs

SSE Airtricity has confirmed today that its standard variable prices for business customers are to increase by 6.2% from 1 May 2021.

This price change is driven by increases in using the electricity network and market charges. These costs directly affect all energy suppliers and are unfortunately outside our control.

Northern Ireland Renewable Obligations Cost (ROCs) adjustment and Climate Levy Change (CCL)

ROCs changes

From 1 April 2021, the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation Cost (ROCs) will increase from 18.5% to 19.4% ROCs per MWh of electricity supplied. The buy-out price will also increase for each ROC from £50.05 to £50.80.

These changes equate to an increase of 0.06 pence per kWh (£0.0006 per kWh).

SSE Airtricity will apply the increased pass-through costs to your consumption from 1 April 2021. Further details on this change can be found on the OFGEM website.

Climate Levy Change (CCL)

From 1 April 2021, the CCL will decrease from 0.811 pence to 0.775 pence (£0.00811 to £0.00775) per kWh.

These changes equate to a decrease of 0.036 pence per kWh (£0.00036 per kWh)

SSE Airtricity will apply the new CCL rate to your invoices from 1 April 2021. Further details on this change can be found here.

SSE Airtricity expects the next change in pass-through costs to be from 1 October 2021, which will arise from the annual review of inter alia transportation and distribution use of system charges, Single Electricity Market (SEM) costs and the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy.

Should you have any queries about your new tariffs or any other aspect of your service from SSE Airtricity, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team, who are available Monday to Friday 9am-5:30pm on webchat here, by email at or by phone at 0345 266 1787.