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Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) Cable

Distribution Network Operator Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) operates and maintains the power lines, substations and transmission equipment supplying 740,000 homes in Scotland and over 2.9 million homes across central southern England. Their network includes over 130,000km of overhead line wires and buried cable and more than 106,000 electricity substations. Specific DNO-approved cables are required for connections to the National Grid, with 'household' electricity suppliers paying the regional DNO to use the transmission network.

SSE 11kV & 33kV Cable Specification

For buried cables, the 11kV and 33 kV cables are tightly controlled under the SSE specification - with custom sized screen cross-sectional sizes. The 11kV cables for three-phase power distribution are in single cores or 3-core configurations (unlike UKPN and ENW who solely specify single core triplex formation). The 33kV are single core cables. All three cable types and voltages are sheathed in a Medium Density Polyethylene to provide a robust, abrasion and tear-resistant barrier for cable duct installations.

Eland Cables' range of SSE cables is part of a portfolio of 11kV and 33kV DNO-approved cables including UK Power Networks, National Grid Energy Distribution, Electricity NorthWest, Northern Powergrids, and Scottish Power Energy Networks

Next-day delivery on SSE cables

SSE 11kV cables and SSE 33kV cables are available for next-day delivery across the UK, as are Low Voltage Waveform (Wavecon) cables. For full technical information, please refer to the PDF specification datasheets, or contact the team for technical advice, project management and services including cable drum collection and cut-to-length cable supply. 

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Construction Table

  DNO SSE 11kV Single Core Aluminium Cable CS SSE 11kV single core cable DNO SSE 11kV Three Core Aluminium Cable CS SSE 11kV three core cable DNO SSE 33kV Aluminium Cable CS SSE 33kV single core cable




Class 1 Solid or Class 2 Stranded Aluminium

Class 2 Stranded Aluminium


XLPE (Cross-Linked Polyethylene)


Copper Wires and Equalising Copper Tape


Binding Tape


MDPE (Medium Density Polyethylene)

Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) Cable

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Product name Part No Cores Nominal cross-sectional area (mm²) Sheath colour Length (m)  
SSE 11kV single core cableD220115RD0001150mm²Red
SSE 11kV single core cableD220120RD0001500mm²Red
SSE 11kV single core cableD220121RD0001630mm²Red
SSE 11kV single core cableD220130RD0001800mm²Red
SSE 11kV three core cableD200315RD0003150mm²Red
SSE 11kV three core cableD200317RD0003240mm²Red
SSE 11kV three core cableD200318RD0003300mm²Red
SSE 33kV single core cableD210118BK0001300mm²Black
SSE 33kV single core cableD210119BK0001400mm²Black
SSE 33kV single core cableD210120BK0001500mm²Black
SSE 33kV single core cableD210121BK0001630mm²Black
SSE 33kV single core cableD210130BK0001800mm²Black