Smart grid and energy storage on Shetland demonstrates the power of renewable energy
The five year long, £18m Shetland-based Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has demonstrated that an islanded electricity distribution system can operate securely with a high penetration of local renewable generation.
Resilience fund available to help communities prepare for emergencies
Communities in SSEN's north of Scotland network area are reminded that grant-funding of up to £20,000 is still available from its Resilient Communities Fund. The deadline for applications is Thursday 15 June.
Toppling of towers brings new view to the Cairngorms
The final phase of transmission tower removal from the Cairngorms National Park is now under way, with work to dismantle the remaining section between Aviemore and Kingussie marked earlier today with the symbolic toppling of a tower against the spectacular backdrop of the Cairngorms Mountain Range.
Leading HVDC Centre in Cumbernauld opened by Minister for Employability and Training
The National HVDC Centre, which will be owned and operated by SSEN, is the first of its kind in the UK. It was officially opened by the Scottish Government’s Minister for Employability and Training and the local MSP, Jamie Hepburn, on 26 April 2017.
A flagship SSEN innovation project - which trialled and monitored various smart technologies and interventions across the Thames Valley region – has now concluded, with its findings being heralded as ‘key to informing the transition’ of the UK’s distribution network operators (DNOs) to a distribution system operator (DSO) roles.
Our Resilient Communities Fund was set up in 2014 and is designed to help local community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations improve their resilience. One such group is Surrey Search and Rescue, which has received over £51,000 since the fund started.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is supporting International Women in Engineering Day. Watch the video to see Heather Bain and Shirley Robertson talk about their careers in the industry so far.
Project members from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) were on hand to cheer on Primary 7 pupils at Gledfield and Edderton Primary schools at a national electric car building competition at the weekend