Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks SSEN is one of the two Scottish companies that own the DNOs (Distribution Network Operators) and it covers a large part of Scotland, and Southern England. It owns two PES Areas

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks carries electricity from the high voltage transmission grid, which is owned and operated by the National Grid, to industrial, commercial and domestic users across these regions. The distribution network stops at the electricity meter, which is owned by the meter operator.

This means that the most common reasons for people to be dealing with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are:

  • Power Cuts
  • New Connections
  • Upgrading or downgrading power supplies
  • Connecting generation to the grid
  • Finding out who your electricity supplier is
Power cuts

Our Transmission business invites you along to its virtual consultation on 7 July to find out more about its plans to expand the existing Abernethy substation.

Find out more here: #ICYMI

If your power goes out, try resetting your trip switches on the fuse board as this can sometimes be the cause of the problem.

If it still doesn't work, pop us over a message here on Twitter! The social media team are on hand 24/7 to assist you.

- Report a power cut
- Search for a power cut
- Capture any damage to our network

Download our new and improved #PowerTrack app for free here:

Let us help you when you need it most during a #PowerCut.
Our free Priority Services enables us to give you the best support possible during a power outage so that you can have peace of mind and be as comfortable as possible.
Register today:

Are you unsure who you need to contact in the event of a power cut?

Click the link below and enter your postcode to find out who your network operator is. If it's us, pop us a message here on Twitter!

We're here 24/7 to help.

Our social media team work around the clock to support our customers when they need us.

Day or night, we're here to help you.

Send us over a DM if you need our assistance.

If you notice any damage to our overhead lines or underground cables, never attempt to inspect it yourself or ignore it!

Contact us immediately by dropping a DM of your location and we'll have our qualified engineers out to make it safe.


Report a #PowerCut or #NetworkDamage on our free #PowerTrack app!

Download the app today on Android or IOS through our website here:

The stats for June are in now and according to the Met Office, across the UK June was 1.0C warmer than the 1981-2010 average, with rainfall at 144% of normal and sunshine just a fraction down on average at 97%!

Well done to SSEN Transmission for being shortlisted for the @iemanet Sustainability Awards 2020 for their approach to Biodiversity Net Gain. Awards ceremony in Sept so we will be keeping our fingers crossed. #IEMAawards20 #IEMAShortlist #Sustainability

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New Connections
Connection TypeGuaranteed StandardAverage time to receive a quotationPrices from (excl.VAT)Average prices (excl.VAT)Average time to get a connection from payment
1 standard domestic connection5 days4 days£450£2,0004 Weeks
Up to 4 standard domestic connections

15 days5 days£1,800£5,0005 Weeks
Over 4 domestic connections (based on typical 5 connections with service works only)

25 days7 days£1,890£15,0006 Weeks
Typical small business connection

(up to 69kVA)

15 days5 days£452£4,0005 Weeks
Multiple small business connections (based on typical 2 connections with low voltage service works only)

25 days8 days£3,812£12,0006 Weeks
Typical large business connection (HV)

35 days8 days£14,212£65,00014 Weeks
Extra high voltage connection

65 days50 daysPrice on requestPrice on request2 Years
Unmetered new connections (excluding Local Authority & PFI)

25 days7 days£298£2,4175 Weeks

These costs and timings are from SSEN and are for general illustration purposes only and are not to be relied upon should you require a more accurate price in respect of specific premises.


Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is a trading name of:

  • Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC213459;
  • Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc Registered in Scotland No. SC213461;
  • Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc Registered in Scotland No. SC213460;

Registered office:

Inveralmond House
200 Dunkeld Road

  • Southern Electric Power Distribution plc Registered in England & Wales No. 04094290

Registered Office

No.1 Forbury Place,
43 Forbury Road,

All companies are part of the SSE Group.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution Map
Scottish and Southern Electricity Area Map