The Forewind consortium has relinquished development rights to offshore wind projects that could total 2.4GW, saying it wants to focus on the four projects (Creyke Bank A and B, Teesside A and B) that have development consent.
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SSE saw customer accounts fall by 90,000 over the three months to 30 June, its first quarter, the company announced in a trading update.
The two operating units at Ferrybridge coal-fired station will close next year, SSE said, announcing its results for the year to end March 2015.
SSE is to make a £100,000 payment to Energy Action Scotland in recompense for receiving excessive constraint payments.
Ofgem has given distribution network operators (DNOs) a “final opportunity” to avoid a referral to the Competition and Markets Authority over their practice on new connections.
SSE has found a buyer for its closed Uskmouth coal-fired power plant in Newport, South Wales.
Units 3 and 4 at SSE’s Ferrybridge ‘C’ coal-fired power station in Yorkshire have returned to service following a fire in July.
SSE has sold its subsidiary SSE Pipelines Ltd to a new fund, the Environmental Capital Fund (ECF) for £52.7 million. ECF is managed by Scottish Equity Partners LLP (SEP).
SSE has reduced its holding in the Beatrice offshore wind farm to 50%. It has disposed of 25% to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. Spanish energy major Repsol will maintain its ownership of the remaining 25% of the project.
Although SSE added 200MW to its wind power portfolio, lack of wind meant that generation from wind fell 22% in the six months to 30 September, compared to the previous year, the company said in a half-year trading update.