SSEN Distribution Stakeholder Surgeries - Powering on together this winter

24 November 2022, Starts: 11:30, Ends: 13:00

Thursday 24 November  11.30 - 1.00  online  Microsoft Teams

You may have seen widespread media coverage in recent weeks regarding a 'last resort' scenario of planned emergency power cuts to manage potentially reduced energy supplies from Europe this winter. As we head into the winter months, we are engaging with our stakeholders and communicating with our customers to ensure they are aware of our role in this industry-wide response. 

The electricity system operator, National Grid ESO, constantly monitors the required amount of electricity needed to be able to power homes and businesses across Great Britain while simultaneously monitoring the amount of electricity being generated. In rare instances, scenarios can occur when the demand for electricity is higher than the amount of electricity being generated. As one of the six DNOs in Great Britain, it is our role to operate under instruction from National Grid ESO, should it decide that the only way to balance the system and prevent a more serious failure is to ‘shed load’ through planned customer disconnections. The triggering of this decision and sequence of events is detailed in the Electricity Supply Emergency Code (ESEC), which is a managed emergency process between industry and the UK Government.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), would like to invite you to attend our Stakeholder Surgery aimed at building resilience this winter. At the session, you will hear from our in-house experts on the processes involved, the importance of winter preparedness, and how we can work together to support homes and businesses this winter.

Participants will also have the opportunity to speak to our Head of Distribution Control and our Director of Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement who will talk you through our communications strategy and mapping system. 

Please use the link below to register for the event in your area. 
We do hope you are able to attend and look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, please contact us at


Many thanks, 
Graeme Keddie
Director of Corporate Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement
SSEN Distribution

North of Scotland
Event Details     Powering On Together this Winter
Date   Thursday 24th November from 11.30 to 1.00
Location   Microsoft Teams

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