As a key stakeholder of our business we wanted to inform you that from today, our new trading name is Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Before you might have known us by our former trading name Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution, or by our licensed businesses Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution, Southern Electric Power Distribution or Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission. These licensed businesses will continue to exist and any commercial contracts you have will remain with them. The strength of the new Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks name and brand builds on our 70-year heritage. We want to make it easier for you and all of our customers to know who we are and what we do, while aiming to bring a clearer understanding of the wide and varied projects carried out by the distribution and transmission areas of our business. Our new core purpose, powering our community, describes a commitment that customers and communities will always be at the forefront of the way we manage and operate our networks. You will start to see the new Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks brand on company assets such as vehicles, websites and customer communications from today.
The Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund receives £46,000 each year from the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm developer GreenPower.
The most recent round of funding ended in July 2016. Five applications to the main fund were successful and over £23,000 was distributed throughout the five community council areas that surround the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm.
The next funding round of the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund main grant scheme is now open for applications from 1st November 2016 until 31st January 2017.
The main grant scheme may award grants from £251 up to £7,000 to constituted groups.
The Micro Grant Scheme is open all year round and awards grants of up to £250 to individuals, constituted and non-constituted groups.
For further information and guidance on how to apply for the grant schemes please visit the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm website:
CALL 105 TO REPORT OR GET INFORMATION ABOUT A POWER CUT IN YOUR AREA
It will put you through to your local electricity network operator - the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in your area.
* 105 is just one of the ways that you can contact your electricity network operator. You can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.
* 105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
* You can call 105 no matter who you choose to buy electricity from.
* You can also call 105 if you spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put you, or someone else, in danger. If there is a serious immediate risk, call the emergency services too.
We know that for some, a power
cut can be particularly distressing
and difficult. That's why we offer
extra help and support to people
who need it most.
If you require special assistance, call us on
0800 294 3259
to register for Priority Services or visit Priority Services to find out more.
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