SSEN's electricity distribution network delivers power to over 3.9 million homes and businesses across the diverse and unique geographies of the north of Scotland and central southern England. Their journey to net zero is well underway and the Distribution System Operation (DSO) capability takes advantage of all available technologies to optimise their existing network; maximise the opportunity from flexibility contracts and connections; and leverage whole system opportunities before investing in new network. They are also working with local authorities, and the communities they represent, to understand their net zero aspirations and factor those into network development plans.
SSEN are fully committed to a fair transition that leaves nobody behind. The net zero future offers considerable opportunities but also the risk that new forms of unfairness will be embedded into the system. With the right data, forecasting, regulations, skills and investment, they can ensure a transition that is smart and fair.