SSE was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger between Southern electric and Scottish hydro. Southern electric had previously been supplying energy to England since 1947 while Scottish hydro was supplying energy in Scotland. SSE has since brought to its fold Airtricity of Ireland and the SWALEC (South Wales Electricity) of Wales.
SSE is currently one of the top six energy suppliers in the United Kingdom. Throughout Britain, it supplies energy to over 8 million domestic energy users. SSE also holds the title of being UK’s biggest generator of renewable energy. This energy generation includes hydro power of over 1450MW and 840MW of wind energy. SSE has even more offshore and onshore wind farms under development. This is bound to significantly increase their wind energy production.
SSE operates under six main core principles and values
SSE believes in undertaking all their tasks in a safe and responsible way. To them any accident is preventable and it’s better not to undertake an activity if its safety is not guaranteed.
SSE believes in providing the best services to its customers and delivering on any commitment they make to clients
SSE strives to simplify their activities by only undertaking work that adds value to their services. SSE does not promote activities which are deemed to waste money, energy, materials and time.
SSE undertakes its work in an ethical manner and takes a long term view for sustainable growth while ensuring environmental protection
SSE believes in constantly improving its services by getting more innovative. They strive to be better in everything they do.
All SSE staff support each other and work together as a team in an honest and open way