SSE 'reviewing' offshore wind plans

SSE is undertaking a “wide-ranging” review of its offshore wind portfolio, after its Galloper and Beatrice projects were excluded by government from a recent list of projects likely to receive early Contracts for Difference (CfD).

In a trading statement published today, SSE says it was “disappointed” that neither Galloper nor Beatrice was included in the list of “provisionally affordable” projects revealed by the Department of Energy and Climate Change last month.

SSE – which also owns a stake in the Round 3 Dogger Bank project – aims to conclude its offshore wind review by March.

Having previously nominated seven offshore wind projects as likely candidates for an early CfD – including SSE and Repsol’s 1GW Beatrice – the government in December shrank that list to just four, three of them owned by Dong.

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