With the integration of ScottishPower & Iberdrola now complete ScottishPower is focused on three main areas; Transmission & Distribution through Energy Networks, Generation & Supply through Energy Wholesale & Retail and Canadian gas storage through PPM Canada.
Within ScottishPower, we always think big.
As part of the Iberdrola Group, we want to play a proactive role in helping to create the preferred Global Energy Company.
Through ScottishPower, Iberdrola aims to play a key role in the British energy sector and contribute to the plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions through its investments in wind power, nuclear energy and clean coal.
ScottishPower strategy is informed by this vision.
ScottishPower is the wind power leader in the UK, the third largest electricity distributor and has a workforce of 9000 employees. Our strategy is informed by our vision to be the preferred Global Energy Company.
Our six Big Goals will help deliver this strategy.
The Goals combine shared operational objectives and performance metrics and encourage our employees to deliver exceptional performance.
We ensure health, safety and reliability are at the core of everything we do.
We put our customers first, enhancing their experience.
We encourage everyone to collaborate, participate and innovate.
We work together to deliver superior and sustainable results.
We consider and respect the environment in everything we do.
We all share a commitment to do the right thing, professionally and personally.
ScottishPower has been at the heart of energy generation & distribution in Glasgow for over 100 years. As part of the Iberdrola Group since April 2007, and headquartered in Glasgow, ScottishPower is one of the UK’s largest energy companies employing more than eight thousand people across our Generation; Transmission; Distribution and Retail sectors.
Our Generation business produces circa 26k GWh of electricity p.a. our Transmission and Distribution business owns and operates our transmission and distribution network with around 3.3 million customers whilst our Retail business supplies gas and electricity to over 5 million customers.
Today, as part of the Iberdrola group of companies, ScottishPower is also a world leader in renewable energy and the 5th largest energy company in the world. Our sister company ScottishPower Renewables, also based in Glasgow, is the UK’s largest developer of onshore wind farms with over 30 wind farms fully operational, under construction or in planning.
SP Energy Networks is responsible for:
At ScottishPower we aim to look after your energy needs and make sure you have all the information you might need about your energy supply.
Our Energy Retail business supplies gas and electricity to around 5.2m customers across the UK, with a track record of customer retention and product innovation.
Energy Retail manages pricing, selling, metering, billing, customer service and cash collection for gas and electricity supply to both business and domestic customers.
Energy Retail holds our supply licences and has its own data management and metering company – SP Dataserve Ltd., who manage the data processes underpinning billing and settlement.
Our Energy Wholesale business is focused on delivering competitive energy from across its portfolio. The range and scale of our activities include:-
Generation has responsibility for operating and maintaining our generating portfolio. Generation is organised around the physical assets – coal, gas, windfarm and hydro-electric power stations plus our Daldowie facility near Glasgow which manufactures fuel pellets from sewage sludge.
In the short-to-medium term, Generation’s impact on energy management activities is primarily through agreeing and meeting production commitments (including plant efficiency, availability, flexibility and reliability targets and maintenance outage schedules).
Generation works closely with the Energy Management team to establish production forecasts, which are incorporated into the Company’s energy positions and opportunities for trading.
Energy Management is responsible for the wholesale trading of power, gas, coal and other commodities. This team schedules generating plant and works with the Energy Retail business to set gas and electricity tariffs. They also carry out financial modelling for potential investments identified by the Commercial Development team. In the longer term, they have responsibility for developing robust strategies, operational plans, budgets and forecasts in support of the company’s strategy for developing its energy portfolio.
Energy Management forecasts energy trends over the long term and works with bodies such as Ofgem and the Department of Trade and Industry to help shape the energy policy of the future.
Commercial Development is responsible for originating value enhancing opportunities for the business, including bespoke energy contracts, asset acquisitions and asset developments.
Over the past couple of years this has included the acquisition of 1,000MW of modern gas generation plant at Damhead Creek (800MW) and Brighton (200MW) and the disposal of the Byley gas storage development project. This transaction included a 15-year storage contract for a substantial portion of the planned capacity.