SSE publishes trading statement

SSE plc completed the first quarter of its financial year on 30 June 2015 and its Annual General Meeting is taking place today (23 July) in Perth.

Alistair Phillips Davies, Chief Executive of SSE, said: ‘The early months of this new financial year have again demonstrated the breadth and depth of the issues that need to be managed by SSE as we aim to fulfil our core purpose of providing the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. While there have been significant developments affecting all parts of the business, there has also been important progress in operational performance, which is essential for meeting the expectations of customers now and in the future. We remain focused on maintaining and developing a balanced range of energy businesses; and our capital investment programme has reached a series of important milestones in recent months. All of this means that our financial outlook remains as set out in May and that we are in a good position to respond constructively to the key issues likely to emerge in the rest of this financial year and beyond.’

You can view the full trading statement here.