Thermal Generation

In line with SSE’s principles of diversity and sustainability, we are maintaining and investing in a balanced portfolio of fossil fuel-fired generation capacity and in energy sourced from renewable sources. 

In Ireland the practical application of this balance means that SSE’s generation portfolio comprises 1568MW of thermal oil- and gas-fired generation at four sites in addition to 509MW of renewable energy from 26 onshore wind farms. 

In addition to its continued investment in renewables, SSE is committed to investing in low-carbon generation and new flexible CCGT generation. This is to ensure a diverse and balanced source of generation utilising technologies that SSE operates well to decarbonise its electricity generation in Ireland.

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View all our thermal assets on our interactive assets and projects map