Multi utility solutions

As part of the SSE plc group of companies, we* are a multi utility service provider with extensive experience and expertise in working with all domestic, retail and commercial industry sectors.

We work with developers in England, Scotland and Wales providing infrastructure solutions, carbon reduction and capital investment, from major electrical, gas and water infrastructure to extensive heat networks.

As part of a major utility company with many years experience building and operating public networks we are aware of the needs of developers. We understand the crucial importance of the customer's construction schedules and are wholly committed to ensure that new connections are installed on time and to budget.

Working with our customers, we seek to establish mutually beneficial long-term relationships and invest in the installation and ongoing operation and maintenance of the site’s energy infrastructure.

Our business growth

With a proven track record of effectively delivering diverse projects and services we have been helping to develop and maintain the UK's multi utility infrastructure since 1999. We have sold over 300 embedded electricity networks, from housing developments through to commercial and retail parks, schools and Data Centres.

As part of our complete solution we will also work with Indigo Pipelines Limited, a licensed gas transporter and will consider any development requiring three or more connections, both commercial and domestic.

SSE plc own the largest independent water company outside of the established regional UK network. We now have over 20 water inset licences contracted with more being added all the time.

Our Heat business now runs 10 district heating schemes throughout the UK with more to follow.

Our history:

  • IGT licence awarded 1997
  • Founded as National Networks in 1999
  • First new water company in 18 years, founded 2006
  • Established as a Heat network provider
  • Reached 100 embedded electricity networks in 2010
  • 75,000 gas connections beginning 2011

Our commitment to you

We offer competitive prices with flexible payment terms. SSE's capital investment can significantly lower your development costs. By operating and maintaining networks in accordance with licence conditions we always aim to guarantee you our highest levels of service and support. End users are free to choose their electricity and gas suppliers so they can capitalise on national energy supply agreements where applicable. Heat network customers are currently bound to supply from SSE.  

Project delivery:

  • We will work with you to deliver work safely, on time and on budget
  • We work from your brief and provide technical advice where required
  • We value engineer your project driving down cost and time while maintaining quality
  • We provide significant investment towards development costs
  • We negotiate flexible methods of developer contributions
  • We plan the route from agreed points of connection to your development delivering the most cost effective solution
  • We give you a dedicated project manager who will be your single point of contact for all your networks and connections managing all aspects of network communication and delivery
  • We provide a solution that is tailored to your needs
  • We apply our impeccable green credentials to your project
  • We are NERS (National Electrical Registration Scheme) accredited
  • We set ourselves exacting standards of performance to ensure we maintain the quality of service you demand


* Please note that electricity networks will be owned by Southern Electric Power Distribution plc or Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc (as appropriate). Gas networks will be owned by Indigo Pipelines Limited. Both electricity and gas networks are regulated by OFGEM. Heat networks will be owned by SSE Heat Networks Limited. Southern Electric Power Distribution plc, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc, SSE Heat Networks Limited and SSE Utility Solutions Limited are all part of the SSE plc group of companies. Indigo Pipelines has appointed SSE Utility Solutions Limited to manage and operate its gas networks. 

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