Scottish Hydro Electric

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Scottish Hydro plc
SuccessorScottish and Southern Energy
HeadquartersPerth, Scotland
ProductsGas and Electricity

Scottish Hydro plc (Scottish company number SC117119) was a public electricity supplier formed on 1 August 1989 after a change of name from North of Scotland Electricity plc on that date. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but merged with Southern Electric in 1998.


The company was originally formed on 1 April 1989 to acquire the assets of North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board ahead of electricity privatisation in the United Kingdom under the name North of Scotland Electricity plc. The company was floated on the London Stock Exchange in June 1991. The company then merged with the English public electricity supplier Southern Electric plc to become Scottish and Southern Energy plc on the 14 December 1998.[1]


The Scottish Hydro name was used as a brand name by SSE plc for supplying gas and electricity in Scotland and by Scottish Hydro-Electric Power Distribution Ltd the Distribution Network Operator in the north of Scotland. The power consumption of the north is largely handled by Scottish Hydro.[2] The company now uses the SSE brand throughout the UK.

Fuel Sources[edit]

The fuel sources of SSE Energy Supply Limited during the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016:[3]

Fuel % of Total GB average (for comparison)
Coal 25% 17%
Natural Gas 35% 32%
Nuclear 7% 24%
Sun, wind, water 29% 24%
Other 4% 3%
Total 100% 100%


  1. ^ Two electric suppliers in Britain to merge New York Times, 2 September 1998
  2. ^ "Power cuts across Scotland after storms". BBC. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
  3. ^ SSE fuel mix disclosure, retrieved 19 January 2017.

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