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We are responsible for around 130,000km of power cables, distributing electricity to 3.7 million homes, offices and businesses in the north of Scotland and central, southern England.
SHEPD has invested £32m this year to strengthen the local electricity
network, improving security of supply and increasing winter resilience.
Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc is the licensed Transmission Owner in the north of Scotland. As a result of increased demand from developers to connect their generation to the transmission network we are investing over £1 billion to upgrade the network.
Our Director of Transmission talks about the first section of the Beauly-Denny 400kV power line being energised.
We want to keep our customers and stakeholders updated on how we run our transmission and distribution networks. We also want you to have your say on our business plans and any significant changes in the energy industry.
Explore these pages to find out more about our plans and the feedback we've had..
This section includes documents and information ranging from charging statements to compliance and financial information.
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution is committed to communication and engagement with customers and stakeholders who are affected by developments in electricity distribution and transmission.
Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution is the owner of two electricity networks and one transmission network.
In addition to our primary operating areas where we have a monopoly, we have installed a number of individual distribution networks across Great Britain which we also manage.
SEPD is the largest of our two distribution networks and delivers electricity supplies to over 2.9 million customers across central southern England. Our operational region ranges from rural communities in Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire to towns and cities including Bournemouth, Oxford, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Slough, Swindon and in parts of west London. We also distribute electricity to and across the Isle of Wight.
SHEPD delivers electricity to some 740,000 customers in the north of Scotland. Our SHEPD operating region covers a quarter of the UK landmass which attracts unique challenges both in terms of distance and location. As well as the major towns and cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth, we connect to most Scottish islands with over 100 subsea cable links, including the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Arran and the Orkney Islands. We also serve the Shetland Islands, which runs as a separate electrical system without a connection to the mainland.
SHE Transmission owns and maintains the 132kV and 275kV electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, in some of the UK's most challenging terrain. Some of our circuits are situated over 750 metres above sea level and are up to 250 km long. Furthermore, our operating area contains a vast renewable energy resource and this is being exploited by wind and marine generation which is all dependent on SHE Transmission for transportation to the load centres to the south.
On 2 September 2010 SHE Transmission began a period of consultation to seek views on the future of electricity transmission in the north of Scotland. More details about our plans for our transmission network on available on the Transmission Price Control Review pages.
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Alan Broadbent, our Head of Engineering, talks about our business plan for 2015 2023 and our aim to deliver a 10% cut in costs
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