PES / Distributor Area 17 – The Scottish Hydro area

Which PES / Distribution area you are in has a significant effect on your energy charges. This applies to standing charges, availability charges as well as unit rates. Unfortunately, it’s also something you can’t change, short of moving your business. It also dictates who you will need to contact to upgrade or downgrade your supply or if you are looking for a new supply. Not your region? try our PES Area search.

The Scottish Hydro area covers the following Postcodes

AB 10-13


AB 15-16

AB 1-3

AB 21-25

AB 30-38

AB 41-45

AB 51-56

DD 1-11

FK 15-21

G 83-84

HS 1-2

IV 1-28

IV 30-32

IV 36

IV 40-49

IV 51-56
KA 27-28

KW 1-3

KW 5-17

KY 13

PA 20-49

PA 60-78

PA 80-88

PH 1-26

PH 30-44

ZE 1-3

Pes Area 17

These postcodes include all or part the following counties:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Angus
  • Argyllshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Banffshire
  • Buteshire
  • Caithness
  • Dunbartonshire
  • Highland
  • Inverness-shire
  • Kincardineshire
  • Kinross-Shire
  • Lanarkshire
  • Morayshire
  • Orkney
  • Outer Hebrides
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Perthshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • Ross-shire
  • Shetland
  • Stirling
  • Sutherland

The towns and cities covered by the Scottish Hydro Region include:

Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Aberlour, Aboyne, Acharacle, Achnasheen, Alford, Alness, Appin, Arbroath, Ardgay, Arisaig, Arrochar, Auchterarder, Aviemore, Avoch, Ballachulish, Ballater, Ballindalloch, Banchory, Banff, Beauly, Berriedale, Blairgowrie, Boat Of Garten, Brechin, Bridge Of Orchy, Brora, Buckie, Cairndow, Callander, Campbeltown, Carnoustie, Carrbridge, Colintraive, Corrour, Crianlarich, Crieff, Cromarty, Dalmally, Dalwhinnie, Dingwall, Dornoch, Doune, Dunbeath, Dunblane, Dundee, Dunkeld, Dunoon, Elgin, Ellon, Erskine, Fochabers, Forfar, Forres, Forsinard, Fort Augustus, Fort William, Fortrose, Fraserburgh, Gairloch, Garve, Glasgow, Golspie, Grantown-on-Spey, Halkirk, Helmsdale, Huntly, Insch, Inveraray, Invergarry, Invergordon, Inverness, Inverurie, Ipswich, Isle Of Arran, Isle Of Barra, Isle Of Benbecula, Isle Of Bute, Isle Of Canna, Isle Of Coll, Isle Of Colonsay, Isle Of Cumbrae, Isle Of Eigg, Isle Of Gigha, Isle Of Harris, Isle Of Iona, Isle Of Islay, Isle Of Jura, Isle Of Lewis, Isle Of Mull, Isle Of North Uist, Isle Of Rum, Isle Of Scalpay, Isle Of Skye, Isle Of South Uist, Isle Of Tiree, Keith, Killin, Kinbrace, Kingussie, Kinlochleven, Kinross, Kirkwall, Kyle, Lairg, Latheron, Laurencekirk, Lochailort, Lochearnhead, Lochgilphead, Lossiemouth, Lybster, Macduff, Mallaig, Milltimber, Montrose, Muir Of Ord, Munlochy, Nairn, Nethy Bridge, Newtonmore, Oban, Orkney, Perth, Peterculter, Peterhead, Pitlochry, Plockton, Portree, Renfrew, Rogart, Roy Bridge, Shetland, Spean Bridge, Stirling, Stonehaven, Stornoway, Strathcarron, Strathdon, Strathpeffer, Strome Ferry, Stromness, Tain, Tarbert, Taynuilt, Thurso, Tighnabruaich, Turriff, Ullapool, West Kilbride, and Westhill.

If your business is based in this area, we can help save you money on gas and electricity.

History of PES Area 17

Scottish Hydro


DNO Name: Scottish Hydro Power Distribution

Owner: Scottish and Southern Energy plc

Ultimate Owner: Scottish and Southern Energy plc – UK publicly



Pre-privatisation: North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board

Mar 31 1990: vested as Scottish Hydro-Electric plc

Jun 18 1991: floated on the stock market

Dec 14 1998: merged with Southern Electric to form Scottish and Southern Energy plc