SSE Renewables (SSER) is a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, with a portfolio of around 4GW of onshore wind, offshore wind and hydropower. Our strategy is to drive the transition to a net zero future – through the world class development, construction and operation of renewable energy assets.
Our overall aim is to deliver enough renewable projects to generate 50TWh by 2031, a fivefold increase in SSE’s renewable energy output from 2019 levels. This will make a significant contribution to decarbonising the power sector and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
SSE Renewables’ 1,459MW hydro portfolio includes 300MW of pumped storage and 750MW of flexible hydro. We are also developing a proposed pumped hydro storage scheme with a potential capacity of up to 1500MW. Located near Loch Lochy in the Scottish Highlands, Coire Glas would be the first large-scale pumped storage scheme to be developed in the UK for more than 30 years and would more than double Great Britain’s existing electricity storage capacity.