The importance of managing our assets

Looking after our network assets is vital to ensuring that a safe and reliable supply of electricity is provided, keeping the lights on for our customers.

Asset management is a key part of everything we do, and looking across the whole lifecycle of our asset base can help us ensure long term value for our customers. Our assets include our people, equipment, overhead lines, cables and substations.

Everyone working within SSEN, whether an internal employee or external contractor, has a part to play in managing our assets. As an ISO55001:2014 certified company, we recognise that effective asset management will ensure that our network continues to power our communities and puts our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Watch this short video to learn more about SSEN's Asset Management System.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

We're responsible for maintaining the electricity networks supplying over 3.7 million homes and businesses across central southern England and north of the Central Belt of Scotland. We own one electricity transmission network and two electricity distribution networks, comprising 106,000 substations and 130,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables across one third of the UK. Our first priority is to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities we serve in Scotland and England.

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