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If you're looking for simple great value energy, then choose Pay As You Go.
We've put together some information about Pay As You Go meters, which are also known as 'prepaid' or 'prepayment' meters. You can also check what to do if you're moving into a home with a Pay As You Go meter and find out about Pay As You Go key meter fraud.
If you think a Pay As You Go meter is for you, find out how you can get one installed. We've also got information about our token meter replacement programme, and how you can arrange for your Pay As You Go meter to be removed.
You can find out how to top up your Pay As You Go meter, and where to buy credit by using the PayPoint finder or Post Office finder. If you've run out of credit unexpectedly, learn how to use your emergency credit.
Find out who you need to call if you have an emergency with your gas or electricity Pay As You Go meter. If you're having problems with your meter, see what to do if your meter has a fault.
Electricity: 0800 980 0414Gas: 0800 980 0427Moving home: 0800 980 2481
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Find out where to buy credit to top up your Pay As You Go meterPayPoint finderPost Office finder
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SSE and Southern Electric are trading names of: SSE Energy Supply Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 03757502 (Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband and Feed in Tariffs); Southern Electric Gas Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 02716495 (Supply of Gas); SSE Water Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 06021063 (Supply of Water); SSE Home Services Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC292102 (Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Gas Installations & Eco); SSE Energy Solutions Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC386054 (Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products); SSE Green Deal Provider Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC432920 (Green Deal scheme); SSE Retail Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC213458 (Retail Appliances) All members of the SSE Group
The Registered Office of SSE Energy Supply Limited, Southern Electric Gas Limited & SSE Water Limited is 55 Vastern Road Reading Berkshire RG1 8BU
The Registered Office of SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Energy Solutions Limited, SSE Green Deal Provider Limited & SSE Retail Limited is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ
SSE Energy Supply Limited, SSE Water Limited, SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Green Deal Provider Limited and SSE Retail Limited are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for certain consumer credit activities.