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New era for SSE Solar and Battery as it joins SSE Renewables

05 May 2023

Move will progress delivery of existing 2GW project pipeline in UK and Ireland, and expand into opportunities in Europe.

SSE’s Solar and Battery team is entering a new era as it joins SSE Renewables to progress the delivery of its near 2GW pipeline of projects in the UK and Ireland, and expand into Europe to pursue new development opportunities.

Until now SSE Solar and Battery had been incubated in SSE plc’s Enterprise division. Now its 100-person team will bring their grid-scale solar and battery expertise and associated 2GW project pipeline across to SSE Renewables. The move, which is with immediate effect, will further support the SSE Renewables strategy to lead the transition to a net zero future through the world-class development, construction and operation of renewable power assets.

Becoming part of SSE Renewables, which is already growing its presence internationally to deliver the green energy the world needs, will maximise opportunities for the Solar and Battery division to grow in scale. This will include an expanded remit covering the UK, Ireland and supporting expansion across Europe.

"We’re delighted to welcome SSE’s Solar and Battery team into SSE Renewables where they will be a natural fit. The people, plans and pipeline Solar and Battery already have in place is impressive and we can collectively scale up our combined ambitions to grow our market share in both technologies. I'm extremely excited by the opportunity to both support the team’s delivery at scale and to leverage the critical expertise our SSE colleagues have built up in solar and batteries across our wider Development teams and pipelines.

Both solar and battery technology complement our offerings in onshore wind and hydro and bring us greater portfolio diversity. Solar is now a cost-effective low carbon technology with huge potential in its markets both domestically and internationally; and battery storage is a key part of the net zero jigsaw, thanks to its ability to store and discharge energy when most needed by the Grid"

Finlay McCutcheon Director of Onshore Renewables (Europe) SSE Renewables

"I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped this business get to this point. SSE Renewables is now the natural home for our people and pipeline, and it means even greater growth opportunities lie ahead.

Now, as part of SSE Renewables, we will have a combined team with shared ambitions, all of whom are committed to working together to grow our near 2GW solar and battery pipeline as we expand beyond the UK and Ireland and into Europe."

Richard Cave-Bigley Director of Solar and Battery, SSE Renewables

Find out more here about SSE Renewables’ Solar and Battery.