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On 23 January 2014, SSE issued its Q3 Interim Management Statement.Keep an eye on our news website at the link below for all the latest.
SSE plc is focused on working with customers, politicians, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure it fulfils its core purpose, which is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.
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We don’t seek to maximise profitability in any one year but to maintain and develop a sustainable business that serves customers, employs people and pays dividends over the long term.
We are one of the UK's largest generators of electricity with around 13,000MW of generation capacity in total (UK and Ireland) from the most diverse portfolio of power stations.
We’re the only energy company in the UK to be involved in electricity transmission, electricity distribution and gas distribution, giving us a diverse range of economically-regulated businesses.
We supply electricity and gas to over 10 million homes and businesses throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
The 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of SSE plc was held at the Perth Concert Hall on the 25 of July.Full details of this event, and previous shareholder meetings, are available using the link below.
SSE's annual report for the financial year ending 31 March 2013.
Our first commitment is to ensure energy supplies are safe and reliable. But we also provide real, practical support which we hope will bring lasting benefit to communities in a number of ways.
SSE is delighted to announce the launch of the Sustainable Development Fund. This fund has been established in addition to our local community funds, to support strategic projects in the regions where SSE is developing its renewable energy projects.
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SSE owns and operates 1,150MW of conventional hydro electric capacity across 50 hydro electric power stations in Highland, Perth and Kinross and Argyll and Bute. A further 300MW comes from its pumped storage facility at Foyers, on Loch Ness.
Generation at the 100MW Glendoe hydro electric scheme near Loch Ness, re-started in August, and produced 30GWh of electricity in the period to 31 October. In a year of average rainfall, its output should be around 180GWh of electricity.
Restoration of generation follows the completion of the work undertaken at Glendoe following its interruption in August 2009 as a result of a rock fall in the tunnel carrying water from the scheme reservoir to the power station. Glendoe's main operational feature is that it is able to start generating electricity at full capacity in just 90 seconds and can therefore help to meet changes in demand adn provide flexible balancing power supporting variable wind generation.
SSE is continuing to pursue its legal and insurance options following the loss of electricity generation in August 2009.
With its fast response rate and zero carbon output, hydro-sourced generation continues to demonstrate its high value by providing firm capacity and flexibility. These are characteristics that the market should value more in the future.
In new pumped storage, SSE has developed three principle options: a 60MW scheme as part of its 152MW Sloy conventional hydro electric power station; a scheme of up to 600MW at Balmacaan, near Loch Ness; and a scheme of up to 600MW at Coire Glas, near Loch Lochy.
SSE has decided not to proceed with the Sloy scheme in case it should jeopardise the operational effectiveness of the existing power station and it has decided that it should seek to build only one of the pumped storage schemes in the Great Glen. In October 2012, Highland Council confirmed it had no objections to the development of the Coire Glas scheme, which will now be determined by the Scottish Ministers, adn SSE has concluded that Coire Glas it is preferred option for pumped storage development.
Coire Glas could offer significant benefits to the Great Britain electricity systems in terms of capacity and flexibility, but it remains subject to:
All of this means that a decision on whether to construct Coire Glas will not be taken before 2014 at the earliest.