SSEN’s Transmission business has today published its North of Scotland Industrial and Commercial Demand paper and consultation, seeking views and further insight from stakeholders into the latest energy trends for the sector.

Following the recent publication of our second and updated Energy Trends report for 2018, we are keen to further explore some of the identified energy trend topic areas which may need more attention, research and consultation to improve our network preparatory work. The first paper in this series will focus on Industrial and Commercial Demand, which has shown a noticeable change in trend in the past year.  

In particular, the findings from this year’s study suggests that average industrial and commercial electricity consumption in our network area has reduced from 2015 to 2016, following significant year on year increases within the last decade. This marks a significant step change for our customer base and we are keen to engage and seek feedback from our stakeholders to help shape our future network and understand what has caused this change in behaviour

Imran Mohammed, Senior Business Insight Analyst, explains more:

“Even in a short period of time energy trends can greatly change, its therefore hugely important that we continue to identify, follow and prepare for these changes as they happen, so we can continue to meet our customers’ needs in the most economical way, and factor in these changes as part of our wider North of Scotland Energy Scenario work stream.

“The publication of the North of Scotland Industrial and Commercial Demand paper invites interested stakeholders to read our latest research and provide comment on our findings. All feedback received in the consultation will be used to update SSEN’s Energy Trends research, which in turn helps to shape SSEN’s future network requirements.”

If you would like to provide views and insight to benefit of our future network you can read our North of Scotland Industrial and Commercial Demand paper here, you can also share your views directly with us here via our online feedback form.  

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