SSE reaches one gigawatt milestone for its onshore wind farms
Wednesday 04 January 2012
As storms battered the country, the energy giant SSE yesterday said it had more than one gigawatt of onshore wind-farm capacity in operation for the first time, enough to power 800,000 homes for a year.
SSE, which operates in the London area as Southern Electric, said that solid progress at its wind sites in Clyde, Griffin and Gordonbush in Scotland and Slieve Kirk in Northern Ireland meant that its onshore wind capacity had increased from 40 megawatts six years ago to more than 1.15gw now. This means that onshore wind now represents just over a 10th of SSE's generation capacity.
Ian Marchant, the chief executive, said: "The safe and timely delivery of new assets is a priority for SSE and passing the one gigawatt milestone for onshore wind-farm capacity is a very positive development as we start the new year." The company has 30 onshore wind farms in operation with another 48 projects in progress.
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 4 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response from Ellen DeGeneres
Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Man dies instantly after shooting firework from top of his head
Isis schoolgirl Amira Abase who fled London to join terrorists in Syria mocks victims of Tunisia massacre
Father faces deportation to Thailand after 27 years in Britain for two 'stupid crimes'
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
iJobs Money & Business
competitive: SThree: Are you passionate about sales?Do you have a keen interes...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£15000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company offers a range of ...
£15000 - £16000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Customer Service Advisors are r...