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An Introduction to SSE and the new Swales Smart Centre in Treforest Wales


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An Introduction to SSE and the new Swales Smart Centre in Treforest Wales

  1. 1. SSE & SWALEC OverviewMarch 2013
  2. 2. SSE• UK’s 2nd largest energy supplier • UK’s 2nd largest mechanical and electrical contracting business• 9.5 million customers • Voted “Best for Customer Service” 8• 20,000 staff across the UK and Ireland times in a row by uSwitch• FTSE Top 30 company • Only energy supplier to win 5 stars in the• Invest £1.7bn per annum, £4m per day Consumer Focus League Tables
  3. 3. SSE IN WALESSWALEC: Over 1 million Welsh customersAround 2,000 staff are employed by the company across Wales, with 1,169recruited since 2007, including 362 in 2011/12 aloneSWALEC is ranked 5th in the annual list of Wales’ Top 300 companiesSSE will soon submit its planning application for aWind farm at Nant-y-moch near Machynlleth [1] [1]SWALEC Smart Energy Centre in Treforest [2] a training and operational base for anumber of SSE businessesUskmouth Power Station [3] near NewportPlanning permission to build a CCGT gas power station at Abernedd [4]Major street lighting contracts with Welsh LAs accountingfor 38,000 street lightsInvested over £45m on CERT & CESP in Wales, across all 22 LAs, [2]Saving over 550,000 tonnes CO2 [4] [3] [6]Smart Meter trial in St Athan [5] full rollout to commence in 2013 [5]Sponsors the Welsh Rugby Union and Cricket Stadium [6]Partnered with the Millennium Stadium to switch to LED lighting, achieving energy savingsof 70%.
  4. 4. SWALEC SMART ENERGY CENTRE • Flagship flexible training and operations centre in Wales • £2m support from Welsh Assembly Government • £1.6m of training funding from the Assembly Government.• Base for Home Services, Metering,SSE Contracting, street lighting, andSmart Services.• First bilingual SSE site• One of the greenest buildings inWales demonstrating a solar steelwall in partnership with Tata
  5. 5. Contact: Michael Anderson | Public Affairs Wales |
  6. 6. Contact: Michael Anderson | Public Affairs Wales |