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  • Innovation

    Managing the network of the future


    The use of electricity is constantly changing, and at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks we are dedicated to preparing our network for the future and ensuring the electricity infrastructure is evolving. 

    We believe that three main themes will drive the need for innovation: value and choice for customers; the need for flexibility in Great Britain’s low carbon transition; and the need to realise the full value of existing innovative solutions.

    The Future Networks and Innovation team develops and delivers innovation projects for our networks businesses. Our projects aim for more effective and efficient ways of providing energy for all customers.

    Our teams identify opportunities to develop and trial innovative technologies, practices and commercial arrangements. Innovation provides the potential to improve our business and benefit our customers.  
    Take a look at our RIIO ED1 innovation strategy here 

    Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Electricity North West are jointly issuing a call for innovative solutions based on four key challenge areas; Safety innovations, Connection planning, Efficient network development and Asset data. Ideas for Transmission and Distribution networks are welcome, at both NIA and NIC scale. The deadline for entries is 9 January 2018. Applicants who are unsure whether to apply can arrange a call with our subject matter experts. For full details please see the full call and the form to apply below.

  • Supporting a Smarter Electricity System: our Transition to DSO

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  • Residents with electric cars

    My Electric Avenue

    In partnership with EA Technology we are developing a low cost solution to manage the strain on the distribution network.  Learn more


    Allowing renewable energy to play a bigger role in meeting Shetlands needs; through a number of solutions. Learn more
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    Project funding

    Many of our projects benefit from funding through one of Ofgem’s incentive schemes.   Learn more
  • File with SSEN documents.

    Document library

    View and search all our project documents in the library. 


    Document library
  • Birds eye view of town.

    Thames Valley Vision

    £30m project established to ensure a high quality and affordable electricity network in the future. Learn more
  • Electrical equipment.

    Innovation strategy update

    In this update we are pleased to be able to show how innovation is delivering real value to our customers and wider stakeholders. Learn more