As a Distribution Network Operator (DNO), our role in the energy system is to carry electricity from the high voltage transmission grid to industrial, commercial and domestic users via a network of overhead lines, underground cables and wooden electricity poles.
Although your electricity is sold to you by your electricity supplier, it’s delivered by us, your electricity network operator. Our networks power over 3.8 million homes and businesses across the diverse and unique geographies of the north of Scotland and central southern England.
We employ more than 3,500 people, including skilled engineers, customer service teams and future energy experts, many of whom live and work in the communities they serve. Our teams keep customers and communities connected whilst developing the flexible electricity network vital to achieving net zero.
By enabling a smarter, more resilient electricity network, we’re ensuring local communities from the Shetland Islands to the Isle of Wight, and from Portsmouth to Aberdeen, continue to receive the power they need, both now and in the future.
Find out more on our website at ssen.co.uk
ABOUT OUR REGULATOR
As a regional monopoly, funded through electricity bills, we are regulated by the Office for Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). Ofgem regulates network operators through periodic price controls that determine the revenue that we can earn, and that stipulate levels of performance.
RIIO-ED2 is the next electricity distribution price control period set by our regulator Ofgem. RIIO-ED2 will run from 2023-2028. We’ve been developing our ambitious draft business plan to submit to Ofgem, which sets out how we intend to operate and develop our networks to serve the 3.8 million homes and businesses we power. Co-created with our customers and stakeholders, we’re actively seeking views on our draft plan to ensure it meets your needs and delivers a local and inclusive transition to net zero.