Energy suppliers Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) have announced that its total customer base has increased to 9.87 million, up from 9.5 million a year ago.
In the three months to June 30th 2010, the number of electricity and gas supply customer accounts in the energy markets in the UK increased by 100,000 to 9.45 million.
However, underlying consumption of electricity by SSE's household customers in Britain fell by two per cent, while underlying consumption of gas by SSE's household customers fell by 2.4 per cent.
The energy provider also revealed that its gas-fired power stations achieved 97 per cent of their maximum availability to generate electricity excluding planned outages. Meanwhile, coal-fired stations achieved 90 per cent.
SSE gave a series of updates to its shareholders about the main project developments, including the Clyde onshore wind farm, which is currently being developed in three sections. The first turbine bases have been laid in the south section, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
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