FOCUSING ON THE LOW-CARBON TRANSITION
SSE has operations and investments across the UK and Ireland and is involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and in the provision of energy-related services.
It is a developer (which includes being a builder), an operator and an owner of energy
assets and businesses.
At the core of SSE are its economically regulated electricity networks businesses: Electricity Distribution and Electricity Transmission. SSE also owns a one-third stake in the Gas Distribution company, SGN. These businesses transmit and distribute energy to homes and workplaces in Scotland and the south of England.
Also at the core of SSE is the development and operation, as well as ownership, of assets for producing energy from renewable sources, being brought together under SSE Renewables. These wholesale businesses contribute significantly to electricity and gas systems for the UK and Ireland.
In addition, SSE has a group of retail businesses. It supplies electricity and gas to business, commercial and public sector customers in Great Britain and supplies electricity and gas and related services to customers across the island of Ireland. SSE also owns SSE Energy Services, a GB supplier of domestic energy and related services, which is held for disposal.
SSE delivers energy safely to homes and businesses in GB through its Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) businesses. It owns and operates electricity distribution networks in the north of Scotland and central southern England, and the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland. SSE also has a one-third stake in the gas distribution company, SGN. These businesses distribute energy to homes and workplaces in Scotland and the south of England and are subject to regulatory controls set by Ofgem.
- Electricity distribution
Using low voltage overhead lines and underground cables to deliver electricity to around 3.8m GB customers.
- Electricity transmission
Using high voltage overhead lines and underground and subsea cables to carry electricity from generating plant to the distribution network.
- Gas distribution
SSE holds a one third stake in SGN, a gas distribution company that sits outside of the core and complementary businesses that make up the Group.
SSE creates value by sourcing and producing energy. It is a leading generator of electricity from renewable sources in the UK and Ireland under the banner of SSE Renewables. Its interests in renewable energy are complemented by ownership and operation of flexible thermal power stations. It owns and operates gas storage facilities in the UK, operates an energy portfolio management division and invests in gas production in the North Sea and west of Shetland. These wholesale businesses contribute significantly to electricity and gas systems of the UK and Ireland.
- Electricity generation
Using turbines to convert energy from water and wind (SSE Renewables) and gas, coal, oil and multi-fuel to generate electricity.
- Energy portfolio management
Managing energy procurement and contracts.
- Gas production
Investing in extraction of natural gas from fields in the North Sea and west of Shetland, on the outer margins of the Atlantic.
- Gas storage
Playing a role in security of supply by storing natural gas underground in large caverns for future use.
SSE supplies energy and provides infrastructure services to business and public sector customers through its Business Energy and Enterprise divisions. It also supplies energy and related services to household customers on the island of Ireland through SSE Airtricity. Business Energy and Enterprise work closely with customers to meet their specific requirements in innovative and sustainable ways. SSE Airtricity provides a range of related services to customers, including green energy.
- Energy supply (Business)
Supplying electricity and gas to business, commercial and public sector organisations across GB through its Business Energy division.
- Energy supply (Ireland)
Supplying energy and related services to customers across the island of Ireland through SSE Airtricity.
Providing innovative energy solutions to business and the public sector through the SSE Enterprise business.