Citizens Advice has responded to news that Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), the electricity networks division of SSE plc, will make a voluntary contribution of £65.1 million to consumers, relating to its electricity transmission business.
Earlier this year Citizens Advice highlighted how energy network companies are making billions of pounds worth of unjustified profit from customers and called for this money to be returned to people via lower energy bills.
Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Gillian Guy said:
“Energy network companies have enjoyed £7.5bn unjustified profits at the expense of people overpaying on their bills, so it’s very welcome news that Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have listened to our call to return money to its customers.
“As we head towards winter the prospect of rising energy bills will be weighing on the minds of many families and energy network firms are a key driver of these costs. It’s good to see SSEN leading the way by making a voluntary contribution to customers. We hope to see other energy network companies following suit soon.”
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