Scottish and Southern ElectricIty Networks

Exhibiting at M7

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has two licensed electricity distribution network areas, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) and Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD). We deliver power to over 8m people in 3.8m homes and businesses across the north of Scotland and central southern England.

SSEN has a statutory obligation to develop, maintain and operate its network in an efficient, co-ordinated and economical manner, to ensure security of supply that delivers value for money for our customers. Since publishing the last version of our Innovation Strategy, the world has changed with the UK adopting a new Net Zero emissions target by 2050. SSEN is fully committed to its role in delivering this target. The needs of our stakeholders have also changed during this period, in part driven by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to continue to develop our understanding of the opportunities created by the transition to Net Zero and the proliferation of low carbon technologies for the communities we serve. We are committed to taking an agile approach and with more robust tracking of project benefits to further improve the way we deliver our innovation projects into Business As Usual. We must work together to make innovation happen to deliver benefits in a timely manner through increased collaboration, with industry partners, government and customers.

The Summit is organised by Energy Networks Association in association with BEIS, Innovate UK, Ofgem and Regen