SSE has unveiled a plan to spend more than £7 billion on major low carbon infrastructure projects over the next five years, supporting net zero ambitions and spurring a green recovery from the COVID pandemic. The plan, detailed within the utility’s 2019/20 full year results disclosure today, includes major investments in both onshore and offshore wind projects, grid upgrades and other low carbon initiatives. SSE confirmed that it will build the £580 million Viking onshore wind farm in Shetland, set to be Scotland’s largest onshore wind project once completed, and the £3 billion Seagreen offshore wind farm alongside O&G major Total. Combined with £2.4 billion in proposed networks upgrades and a raft of other, undisclosed investments in low carbon technologies, SSE said it would be investing the equivalent of £4 million in green infrastructure every day out to 2025.
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ENERGY giant SSE has pledged to pour £7 billion into helping the UK economy come back greener from the coronavirus crisis – with two Scottish site earmarked for investment. The electricity generator said it would start to cut emissions “further and faster” as it builds new wind farms. Over the next five years, it aims to invest nearly £4 million a day on green projects, including a £580m onshore wind farm in the Shetland Islands, and a £3bn offshore site which promises to be the largest in Scotland. They will create around 800 new jobs and “thousands more in the supply chain”, SSE said.
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