Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks forms part of the FTSE-50 energy company, SSE.
We’re responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland 24/7 365 days a year. We own and operate two electricity distribution networks. Our main offices are in places like Perth, Reading, Inverness and Poole. More than 3,500 people including hundreds of apprentices and trainees, live and work in the communities they serve from the Shetland Islands to the Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth to Aberdeen.
Central southern England
In central southern England, we deliver electricity supplies to over 2.9 million customers. Our operational region ranges from rural communities in Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to towns and cities including Bournemouth, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Slough, Swindon and in parts of west London. We also distribute electricity to and across the Isle of Wight.
North of central belt of Scotland
In the north of Scotland, we deliver electricity supplies to some 740,000 customers in the north of Scotland. Our operational region covers a quarter of the UK landmass which attracts unique challenges both in terms of distance and location. As well as the major towns and cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth, we connect to most Scottish islands with over 100 subsea links, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Arran and the Orkney Islands, which runs as a separate electrical system without a connection to the mainland.”
Holding company for electricity networks
SSE has incorporated in Switzerland a direct and wholly-owned subsidiary company to acquire, oversee and hold investments or other financial assets. The company has become the holding company for SSE’s electricity transmission and distribution networks through a share-for-share exchange. This is intended to support long term investment in low carbon infrastructure in SSE’s core businesses.
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