LONDON Feb 10 Scottish Power will raise the
cost of its standard domestic dual gas and electricity tariffs
in Britain by an average of 7.8 percent from Mar. 31, it said on
The British power utility's electricity prices will increase
by an average of 10.8 percent and gas prices by an average of
4.7 percent, the company said.
Scottish Power, owned by Spain's Iberdrola, said
the rises are needed after an increase in wholesale gas and
electricity prices, decarbonisation costs and the government's
smart metre upgrade scheme.
(Reporting By Susanna Twidale; Editing by David Goodman)