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Scottish Power company history and facts

By Energy Company Numbers on June 17, 2015 in Help and advice, scottish power
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Scottish Power is an interesting energy company with lots of customers in the UK.

Scottish Power, or ScottishPower as it is sometimes spelled, was founded in 1990. It was set up in preparation for the privatisation of the previously state owned Scottish electricity industry the following year and since then it has grown exponentially. Key to the position of Scottish Power was the takeover bid from Iberdola in 2006, which is now the parent company of Scottish Power.

Scottish Power is Europe’s third largest energy company and its headquarters are in Glasgow.

Scottish Power company history and facts
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Iberdola took over Scottish Power for £11.6 billion. The takeover spawned the current giant that is Scottish Power, which is as of now the third largest utility company in Europe.

ScottishPower has a number of operations across the UK. The company largely focuses on:

  • Energy retail
  • Energy networks
  • Energy wholesale

Scottish Power’s power stations

Scottish Power has 10 power stations currently in operation, these are: Longannet Power Station (coal), Rye House Power Station (gas), Damhead Creek Power Station (gas), Shoreham Power Station (gas), Cruachan Power Station (pumped storage), Galloway Hydro Electric Scheme (hydro), Lanark Hydro Electric Scheme (hydro), Whitelee Wind Farm (wind), Black Law Wind Fram (wind), and Inverkip Power Station (oil).

Scottish Power’s fuel mix

Coal: 59%
Natural gas: 25.6%
Nuclear: 1.3%
Renewable*: 12.9%
Other: 1.2%
* Wind, hydro and solar power.

Scottish Power market position

Scottish Power is one of the largest energy suppliers in the UK. They are one of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers and their market share is highest in Scotland. However, Scottish Power also provides energy to England and Wales. It is unclear how big Scottish Power is in comparison to the other large energy suppliers, however estimates suggest that Scottish Power is Europe’s third largest energy company and that it is also one of the country’s largest electricity generators from renewables.

Scottish Power market share 2011

Scottish Power customer satisfaction

Scottish Power has not fared particularly well in customer satisfaction surveys. In 2014, comparison website uSwitch collected data on the big six and other smaller independent energy suppliers and found that Scottish Power ranked #7 out of #8. Here’s the results:

Scottish Power customer satisfaction 2014

Contact details for Scottish Power

Scottish Power Customer Phone Number – 0843 770 5075.

You can contact the Scottish Power contact number to find out more about the company and energy tariffs, or you can also write to Scottish Power at the following address:

ScottishPower
Cathcart Business Park
Spean Street
Glasgow
G44 4BE.

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