Watchdog clears SSE following connections inquiry

SSE has agreed to implement new processes for connections. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

SSE has agreed to implement new processes for connections. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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Measures put in place by utility SSE should address concerns in the electricity connections market following an inquiry into whether the company acted uncompetitively, the energy regulator said.

Ofgem launched a probe last year into whether SSE’s behaviour could have impeded the market for connecting new developments to SSE’s electricity distribution networks.

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Ofgem found that the Perth firm was inconsistent in providing information to competitors when competing to provide connections.

However, it said: “SSE has agreed to put in place new processes and procedures to ensure consistency in its pricing and when identifying points of connection to its electricity distribution networks.”

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