Scottish and Southern Energy plc, serving some 5 million electricity and gas customers, is establishing a network of strategically positioned reclosers with full remote control and monitoring. Having used gas-filled vacuum reclosers (GVRs) since its launch in 1994, Scottish and Southern Energy plc, one of Britain's largest vertically integrated energy groups, fully recognized the GVR's accomplishment of reducing Customer Minutes Lost by 50%, so the decision to increase the number of GVR reclosers across the network to satisfy this need was straightforward.

FKI plc, through Whipp & Bourne (part of FKI Energy Technology) won a four-year GVR contract worth in excess of £10 million (US$14 million) from Scottish and Southern Energy plc.
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