SSE's response to the Cost of Energy Review
SSE welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Cost of Energy Review which we have submitted today. The cost of energy is critical to customers and the UK economy, and a review to better understand those costs is an important part of the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy.
SSE shares the Government’s aim to deliver secure, affordable power, in line with domestic and international climate targets. The breadth, scale and scope of our operations in the UK, our commitment to our stakeholders and our desire to be a responsible business means SSE has a significant role to play in working constructively with Government to achieve this common goal.
As well as addressing a number of the specific proposals included in the review, SSE’s response to the Government’s Call for Evidence takes a wider view of the industry and the issues that policymakers must consider in delivering against the Government’s objective to reduce the cost of energy. This whole system view is increasingly important as we look to meet the challenges of decarbonisation across the power, heat and transport sectors, and SSE will work constructively with Government to ensure the long-term interests of customers are met efficiently.