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We published our half-year results for the year ending 30 September 2013 on 13 November, announcing a year-on-year drop in Group profits of 12% and an operating loss of £115m in our Energy Supply Business.You can view the presentation again by clicking the link below.
Following the announcement by the UK government that it is to consult on proposals to reduce the future costs associated with ECO and to facilitate other measures to reduce the cost of electricity and gas for customers, SSE can confirm that it will pass any resulting savings on to customers before the end of the current financial year.
26.0p interim dividend to be paid on 21 March 2014Dividend information page »
We own around 13,000 megawatts of electricity generation capacity, distribute electricity to 3.5 million homes and workplaces and supply electricity, gas and other services to over 10 million customers.
In December 1998 we were formed with the merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric.
We provide services from street lighting maintenance to gas storage and telecoms networks, all designed to help customers from large local authorities to householders meet their energy and utility needs.
We distribute electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses across one third of the UK’s total land area.
The 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SSE plc was held at the Perth Concert Hall on the 25 of July.Full details of this event, and previous shareholder meetings, are available using the link below.
SSE's annual report for the financial year ending 31 March 2013.
Our first commitment is to ensure energy supplies are safe and reliable. But we also provide real, practical support which we hope will bring lasting benefit to communities in a number of ways.
Clyde has the largest wind farm Community Investment Fund in Scotland which is expected to be worth around £22million (£875,000 a year for the lifetime of the wind farm).
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SSE's team of nearly 20,000 employees is led by the main Board of Directors and by a management Board created to deliver the strategy and decisions agreed by main Board and to lead operational management of our businesses.
The Board The Board is accountable to its shareholders for the good conduct of SSE's business. Our Board is made up of the Chairman, independent non-Executive Directors and Executive Directors. It is specifically responsible for things like approving the company's strategy, budget, major investments and overall governance.
The Board comprises two Executive Directors and six non-Executive Directors plus the Chairman. Female representation is 33%. The Davies Review into Women on Boards recommended FTSE 100 Boards should aim for a minimum of 25% of female representation by 2015.
We will continue to appoint Executive and non-Executive Directors to ensure diversity of background and on the basis of their skills and experience.
Robert joined the Board as a non-Executive Director in June 2003 and became Chairman in January 2005. He is also: Chairman of the Weir Group plc; a non-Executive Director of Standard Bank Group Ltd; Chairman of Glasgow 2014 Ltd, the organising committee for the Commonwealth Games; and Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland. Robert is Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Alistair became Chief Executive of SSE on 1 July 2013. He has a degree in Natural Sciences and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has worked in the energy industry since 1997, when he joined Southern Electric. He was appointed to the Board of SSE as Energy Supply Director in 2002 and was appointed Deputy Chief Executive in 2012. As Chief Executive, he leads the Management Board and the rest of the SSE team in the day-to-day running and operations of SSE and is responsible for implementing the strategy and policy set by the Board.
Gregor was appointed Finance Director in 2002, having previously been Group Treasurer and Tax Manager. He has worked in the energy industry since 1990, when he joined Scottish Hydro Electric. He has Board-level responsibility for Energy Portfolio Management, Finance, Group Services (including Human Resources and IT) and Regulation and Legal Services. He is Chairman of Scotia Gas Networks Ltd, in which SSE has a 50% stake, and is a non-Executive Director of Stagecoach Group plc.
Susan joined the Board as non-Executive Director in July 2003 and became Senior Independent Director in 2007. She is Managing Director of Lloyds Banking Group Scotland. Susan is also a non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England, where she chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, and of Scotland’s Futures Forum. She chairs the Boards of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festivals Forum. Susan chairs the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Richard joined the Board as a non-Executive Director in May 2007. He is Chairman of Henderson Group plc and non-Executive Director of CDC Group plc, Helical Bar plc and Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc. He is a Senior Independent Director of Hiscox Ltd. Richard is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Thomas joined the Board as a non-Executive director in 2008. He is the Chairman of Lloyd's Register Group, Vice Chairman of the VKR Holding Group (VELUX) and a non Executive Director of Petrofac Plc. He was CEO of Maersk Oil and he is a member of the Audit and Safety, Health and Environment Advisory Committees.
Jeremy joined the Board as non-Executive director in July 2011. He is a member of the Court of Strathclyde University, was the Director General of the UK Government Olympic Executive and was previously also Principal Vice President of Bechtel Ltd, where he had responsibility for management and delivery of Bechtel’s worldwide civil engineering projects in infrastructure and aviation business lines. He is a member of the Audit COmmittee and the Safety, Health and Environment Advisory Committee.
Katie joined the Board as non-Executive director in July 2011. She is Director of Dixons Retail Plc. She was previously Group People, Marketing and Property Director of DSG International, Managing Director of Kwik Save, and Group Retail Director and Group HR Director at Somerfield. Her earlier career included roles at Dyson, Pepsi Co and Unilever. She is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Sue Bruce joined the Board as a non-Executive Director in September 2013. She is Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council. Previously she was Chief Executive of Aberdeen City Council and East Dunbartonshire Council. She is a member of the Safety Heath and Environment Advisory Committee.