Articles & blog posts
Filter by date
SSE Thermal completes sale of Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station
SSE Thermal can confirm it has sold its Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station site in the north-west of England to regeneration company Peel NRE. The iconic coal-fired power station, located in Warrington, officially closed in March 2020 after almost half a century of energy generation.
SSE Thermal and Equinor to acquire Triton Power in acceleration of low-carbon ambitions
SSE Thermal and Equinor have entered into an agreement to acquire Triton Power Holdings Ltd from Energy Capital Partners for a total consideration of £341m shared equally between the partners. The transaction represents another step forward for the two companies’ existing collaboration, supporting the long-term decarbonisation of the UK’s power system whilst contributing to security of supply and grid stability through flexible power generation in the shorter term.
Marking International Women in Engineering Day
Today is International Women in Engineering Day, and we’re shining a spotlight on some of the brilliant female engineers working within SSE Thermal. As a company with several flexible power stations and gas storage sites across the UK and Ireland, we rely heavily on engineers to find solutions to the many challenges thrown up on a daily basis, while also developing solutions to our longer-term decarbonisation efforts.
SSE Thermal and Equinor award major FEED contract for Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station
A project in the Humber which could become the UK’s first flexible power station equipped with carbon capture technology has taken a significant step forward. SSE Thermal and Equinor have officially awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract for the proposed Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station to a consortium comprising Aker Solutions, Siemens Energy and Doosan Babcock, with Aker Carbon Capture supporting on the carbon capture technology.
Carbon capture rates in FOCUSS as SSE Thermal secures BEIS grant
An R&D project which aims to reduce the cost of achieving high capture levels from flexible power stations – a key tool in decarbonisation efforts - has received backing from the UK Government. The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded grant funding of £515,000 to the FOCUSS project, which is led by SSE Thermal and supported by AECOM and the University of Sheffield, with the US-based National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) also involved in the collaboration.
SSE full-year results for 2021/22
SSE plc has said its investment in Great Britain’s electricity infrastructure system could total in excess of £24bn this decade, as part of its Net Zero Acceleration Programme, providing a huge boost to the UK’s clean energy ambitions.
Peterhead Carbon Capture project to contribute £660m to Scottish economy
A planned new low-carbon power station at SSE Thermal’s Peterhead site in Aberdeenshire could generate significant benefits to the Scottish and UK economies over its lifetime, according to a new report. The ‘Powering the Next Generation’ report highlights the potential socio-economic benefits of Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station, which is being developed by leading energy companies SSE Thermal and Equinor.
New leadership team in place as SSE Thermal looks to low-carbon future
Catherine Raw has officially joined SSE Thermal as its new Managing Director, tasked with spearheading the company’s low-carbon ambitions while leading on its existing power generation and energy storage activities.
Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station to generate over £1.2bn for UK economy
A proposed first-of-its-kind power station in the Humber could generate £1.2bn to the UK economy over its lifetime, according to a new report. The ‘Powering the Next Generation’ report highlights the potential socio-economic benefits of Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station, which is being developed by SSE Thermal and Equinor.
SSE Thermal’s Peterhead site hosts Just Transition Commission
Scotland’s Just Transition Commission has visited Peterhead Power Station to see how plans for a new low-carbon plant would deliver significant benefits to workers and communities in the north-east of Scotland.