World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm has been opened off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. The £1 billion Walney wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50.1%), SSE (25.1%) and OPW (24.8%). With 102 turbines and a total capacity of 367.2 MW, Walney can supply up to 320,000 households a year … Read more

SSE Transfers Cleantech Investments into New £95 Million Green Energy Fund

SSE, through its wholly owned SSE Ventures business, has sold a portfolio of cleantech investments to Scottish Equity Partners’ new Environmental Energies Fund. As part of the deal, SSE Ventures has become a major partner in the new fund. The new Environmental Energies Fund (EEF) has acquired nine investments from the SSE Ventures portfolio, all … Read more

UK Energy Firms Could Owe Millions in Compensation

Four million complaints were received last year by the UK’s ‘big six’ energy companies – British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, SSE and Scottish Power – and tens of thousands were still unresolved after eight weeks, according to a new Which? investigation. A Which? survey reveals that 40% have had a problem with a gas … Read more

New £90 Million Onshore Wind Fund For Scotland

UK energy group SSE has unveiled details of a new Scotland Sustainable Energy fund that could be worth more than £90 million over 25 years if it is able to realise its ambitions for new onshore wind farms in Scotland. The fund will be available for organisations promoting skills development, community energy schemes and improving … Read more

UK’s Largest Carbon Capture Pilot Plant Opens

The UK’s largest carbon capture (CC) pilot plant, built at the coal-fired power station at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire and owned and operated by energy group SSE, has been officially opened. The project, which is a collaboration between SSE, Doosan Power Systems and Vattenfall, is the first of its size to be integrated into a … Read more

UK Business Benefits From Competitive Energy Market

UK businesses are reaping the rewards of an extremely competitive energy market, as new market entrants and specialist small providers drive up standards and lower costs, according to latest research from independent analyst, Datamonitor. The research, based on interviews with 2,000 major energy using businesses (companies spending over £50,000 per year on either gas or … Read more

SSE and GE Sign Service Agreement For Wind Turbines Fleet

SSE Generation, the power generating business of SSE, the second largest electricity generator across the UK and Ireland, has signed a comprehensive and flexible service agreement with GE. The ten years contract covers SSE’s fleet of 127 GE wind turbines in operation across the UK and Ireland. The new agreement will provide a wide range … Read more

Finavera Renewables Sells Majority Stake in Ireland’s Largest Onshore Wind Project For €8.4m

Finavera Renewables has agreed to the co-development of the 105 megawatt Cloosh Valley Wind Project in County Galway with SSE Renewables (Ireland), the Irish renewables development division of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). The move follows the sale of a majority stake in Finavera’s wholly owned Gate 3 grid connection from Eirgrid to SSE for … Read more