SSE has started talks with the competition watchdog over its merger with rival Npower, as the energy supplier revealed that it lost thousands more customers with households continuing to switch to cheaper rivals.
A helpless Highland pensioner says the last two years of his life have been “wasted” because of problems with a new heating system in his home.
Hundreds of north-east homes were left without electricity following a power cut today.
British Gas owner Centrica has admitted it has not done enough to contact its customers on rip-off tariffs and encourage them to switch to cheaper deals.
Thousands of homes are reportedly without power in the Ellon area.
Britain’s competition watchdog is being urged to investigate the merger between SSE and the owner of Npower amid fears that the deal will spell bad news for energy consumers.
Plans by two of the UK’s biggest utilities to create a unified new energy supplier, turning the market’s so-called Big Six into five, drew a mixed response from investors, union chiefs and consumer groups yesterday.
Scottish utility SSE said yesterday it has been in talks with Npower’s German owner, Innogy, about creating a new independent UK energy supply company.
Windfarm bosses have insisted that a multi-millin pound windfarm off the coast of Caithness will be a boon in terms of jobs and money.
A major refurbishment is underway at a power station in the Western Isles.
The chief executive of energy giant SSE, who recently hit out at proposals to save consumers £100-a-year by capping bills, has been awarded a 72% pay rise.
A fisherman has warned "creel wars" could be sparked in the Moray Firth amid claims a massive wind farm will dramatically reduce catching grounds.
A charity has been hit with a £50,000 legal bill after objecting to a proposed windfarm the size of Inverness.
Construction and facilities management firm Robertson Group has secured work for energy giant SSE worth around £560,000 – marking the first time its specialist division will serve as a main contractor.
Wild land charity the John Muir Trust is bracing itself for a massive legal bill after failing to have the plugs pulled on power company SSE's Stronelairg Windfarm scheme.
Offshore construction of the Beatrice wind farm has started, with developer SSE reporting the successful installation of the first foundation piles.
An MP yesterday slammed transmission charges which are putting jobs at Peterhead Power Station at risk.
More than 1,000 homes in an Aberdeenshire town lost power this morning.
A teenager had to be airlifted to hospital yesterday following a two-vehicle crash near Fyvie.
A charity-run kart racing track in Inverness has been officially recognised as one of the region's top attractions.
A city councillor has called for answers after hundreds of his constituents were hit by three blackouts three times in less than 10 days.
The future of Peterhead's iconic power station is under threat after SSE announced its operations are under review.
More than 90 jobs are expected to be created at Wick Harbour as part of the £10million spin-off from major offshore renewable energy contracts in the coming months.
A north-east community group battling to reduce local parking congestion has proposed using land at a nearby power plant to stop cars clogging their streets.
About 400 homes across the north-east were left without power yesterday morning after storms swept the country.
Two buildings in Wick's Lower Pultneytown are to be turned into an operations and maintenance base for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL).
Hundreds of homes in a north-east town have been hit by a power cut on Christmas Day.
Energy giant SSE has invested in a fully refurbished salmon hatchery which opened yesterday by a Ross-shire river.
Power giant SSE has pledged to invest £6billion in Scotland over the next three years, with a "significant proportion" of the money earmarked for large-scale infrastructure projects.
A historic dam on the banks of iconic Loch Ness is celebrating its 120th birthday this year.
Highland businesses have been urged to cash-in on a giant windfarm development in the region - but objectors dismissed the move as "smoke and mirrors."
SSE's preferred route for a giant 100-mile from Beauly to Kintore has been branded "environmental vandalism" by a local politician.