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Q218 Business Electricity Market Share

Tom Goswell Tom Goswell Senior Analyst

This report highlights the major changes in business electricity market share that have occurred in the six-months from 31 October 2017 to 30 April 2018 with regard to the overall market and its main segments. SSE largest supplier by meter points For the first time in almost a decade, we do not report British Gas as the largest supplier by non-domestic electricity meter points, with SSE displaying considerable growth across the segmentations to take this spot. This is the first time in the history of the survey (which has been running since 2005) that neither British Gas nor E.ON UK have ranked at the top by this metric. SSE grows by 38,000 meters to reach 399,400 at 30 April 2018, whilst British Gas loses around 14,000 meters, with its total falling to 397,000. E.ON UK, meanwhile, loses 38,000 meters and slips from second place to fourth, with its total of 328,100 meters just 1,000 behind npower. New SME segmentation sees British Gas rise to #1, as E.ON UK’s losses put it at #2 Although SSE serves the most non-domestic electricity meters, our new segmentation emphasises that much of its growth has been in relatively large multi-site contracts. Our definition of SME includes contracts of up to 10 meters, covering NHH PC3-4 meters and HH <1GWh. Here, it is British Gas that is the largest, due to the relative gain compared to E.ON UK as described above. It holds 315,600 SME meters, down from 327,000, whilst E.ON UK holds 305,200 meters, down from 333,800. Behind the top two by meters in the SME ...

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