Operating a diverse range of renewable generation
SSE’s continues to be the UK’s leading generator of electricity from renewable sources and the largest generator of electricity from wind across the UK and Ireland.
SSE had 3,326MW of Renewable capacity by the end of March 2015, including its share of joint ventures. The GB portfolio comprised (net):
1,150MW conventional hydro;
1,008MW onshore wind;
355MW offshore wind
300MW pumped storage
38MW dedicated biomass.
Output from around 1,900MW of SSE’s renewable portfolio in GB qualifies for Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs), the main financial support scheme for renewable energy in the UK.
Total electricity output from SSE’s renewable resources in GB and Ire was 8,466GWh (including pumped storage) in the year to 31 March 2015.
SSE continues to operate under the policy support regime for renewable generation capacity in GB, currently delivered through the Renewables Obligation (RO) (the RO applies also in Northern Ireland); and the recently introduced Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism.