SSE Renewables is relying on a windy few months with output remaining 15% behind plan for the nine months to December 31.

It's a slight improvement on October's half-year figures, which put the energy group nearly 20% behind for energy output in 2023/24.

SSE say turbine installation on Dogger Bank A has been impacted by weather conditions and vessel availability, while supply chain delays have also impacted progress.

Issues around "exceptionally still and dry weather conditions" in the last three months of 2023 impacted output results, as did short-term plant outages, the company say in a statement.

Barry O'Regan, Chief Financial Officer of SSE, said: "Whilst the quarter has seen the business navigate some short-term challenges, we reiterate and continue to focus on the delivery of our 2027 financial and operational growth targets established in the NZAP Plus.

"The strength of our balanced business mix and the growth opportunity it provides is aligned with a policy environment which increasingly recognises the essential role renewables, electricity networks and flexible power will play in the energy system of the future. #

"Our long-term strategy remains unchanged and will deliver sustainable value for shareholders and society."

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