What is happening in your area

A large part of our network is run through the ground, hidden from view, especially in high-density areas. These are the electricity cables that bring power to your homes and business.

If they need fixing or upgrading, sometimes we have no option but to dig up the road. This can involve digging and traffic management to be in place while our engineers safely carry out works.

We know this can have an impact on our customers' daily lives so we will do everything we can to minimise disruption and carry out works as quickly and safely as possible.


Disclaimer: Please note that this is a third-party map, SSEN does not capture or track any personal data relating to the information presented on this map. SSEN is not responsible for any data captured on this map out with our network areas, i.e. other utility companies or local councils. This map will only display roadwork information on public highways that have a permit, and not works being undertaken on private roads. If you have a question for any information other than SSEN please contact the relevant parties.


Our projects help us improve the environment we work in, reduce costs and build network resilience and security of supply for all our customers. Click on the links below to find out what we are up to across our business.

  • Innovation

    Developing smarter, more efficient networks is key to our company. We are researching new technologies, processes, and commercial arrangements.
  • Undergrounding our network

    We are investing over £15m in a project which will see the undergrounding of 90km of overhead lines in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and National Scenic Areas in the north of Scotland and central southern England.
  • Alton-Bordon Network Investment

    Our multi million pound upgrade gets underway this Spring; boosting the power supply to future proof the electricity network for homes and businesses in the Alton and Bordon area of East Hampshire.
  • Leamington Park - West London

    We are investing in the North Acton area of West London to boost our electricity infrastructure and meet the demand of new developments. This project is due to commence in January 2023.
  • Shetland Energy

    Shetland is not connected to the main GB electricity network, which means the islands rely entirely on local sources of generation for their power; in addition, the supply and demand of electricity must be balanced locally.
  • Southampton - Network Investment

    We are working in Southampton to deliver a £10 million re-cabling scheme that will provide a modern and more resilient electricity network in the area.
  • Fleet-Church Crookham Network Investment

    Our £5.2 million pound upgrade gets underway this autumn; boosting the power supply to future proof the electricity network for homes and businesses in the Fleet and Church Crookham area of Hampshire.
  • Fort Widley Network Investment

    Our multi-million pound upgrade is underway and will provide a robust and flexible underground power network for homes and businesses in South East Hampshire.

  • Little Marsh Substation Works

    We’re investing £5.2 million in upgrading the Little Marsh substation to help reinforce the network for local homes and businesses in South Buckinghamshire.

  • Worldham Network Investment (Alton to Fernhurst connection)

    We are preparing to submit a planning application to allow us to install approximately 4.6km of new electricity cables, and connect them to a new electricity substation, which would be built as part of the project. The cables would be laid underground.

  • Whole system energy solutions for the Scottish Islands

    As part of our final RIIO-ED2 agreement, which was reached with Ofgem, we are able to apply for additional funding to deliver whole system solutions for net zero and to support the security of supply in the Scottish Islands.
  • Technical Limits at our Grid Supply Points

    We will be establishing our Technical Limits programme at Grid Supply Points in both of our licenses areas (North of Scotland and Central Southern England) to accelerate customer connections ahead of our drive towards Net Zero.

  • Storm Arwen Uncertainty Mechanism

    This is our main submission to Ofgem, setting out our proposals to invest in the network to make further improvements to how we prepare for, and respond to storms. The document details the five projects we plan to carry out and how we expect those to benefit our customers and our staff, particularly during times of severe weather.