Power to the People Documentary for BBC FOUR
In early 2014 SSE was approached by a production company called Blast! Films asking if we would be the subject of a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary for the BBC on the energy industry through the eyes of SSE.
In what was widely regarded as a first for an energy firm three sets of filmmakers then spent some 18 months embedded with SSE at sites across the country and found what they described as a, “hidden world…and an army of workers, battling to keep our power flowing.” People from all areas of the business were followed and filmed, with their consent, to showcase the amazing things they do every day to look after our customers and help keep the lights on.
Some 764,000 people tuned into the three episodes screened on BBC FOUR and feedback to the programmes from employees, investors and customers has been broadly positive. Participating in the programme was a calculated risk but consistent with our strategy of being open, honest, informative with stakeholders and trying to reach new audiences in innovative ways.
For more details see: Power to the People