SSE plans to triple renewable energy production by 2030

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SSE has set out plans to triple its renewable energy generation by 2030 as it prepares to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm off the north-east coast of England.The energy firm told investors that it was days away from financial close on the 3.2GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm, which could generate enough clean electricity to power 4.5m homes by 2026.SSE holds a 50% stake at Dogger Bank in the North Sea alongside Norway’s state oil company Equinor, and a 49% stake in Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm at Seagreen in partnership with French oil major Total.The Dogger Bank investment is part of SSE’s plan to invest about £7.5bn on clean energy in the UK, which would help triple the company’s existing renewable energy capacity.The company set out its ambitions alongside the prime minister’s 10-point climate plan, which included the government’s existing target to build enough offshore wind farms to power every home in the UK by 2030.Alistair Phillips-Davies, SSE’s chief executive, said Boris Johnson’s plan to “build back greener” marked an important day for the UK as it prepares to emerge from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. …

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