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Distributed generation and storage

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SSE Energy Solutions is a renewable developer and asset owner, facilitating Net Zero through the decarbonisation of the grid and major energy consumers across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our Distributed Generation and Storage team looks to facilitate change through the deployment of solar PV and battery storage.

Developing Customer Solutions

If your organisation wants to cut its carbon, reduce energy costs, and benefit from more stable energy prices, we can provide you with fully-funded, fully maintained, zero-carbon distributed generation and storage solutions that can also benefit your bottom line.

SSE Energy Solutions offers fully financed solar solutions for clients interested in generating their own energy. We develop, build, own, operate and maintain solar systems on your site or nearby available land. Zero carbon energy is provided to you at no upfront cost – simply charged under a fixed-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

We utilise onsite space such as roof-tops, vacant ground space, or car park canopies to deploy solar PV and create value from underutilised assets. If you don’t have available onsite space, we can secure offsite land, delivering energy through a private wire, or from a remote offsite solar facility via the grid.

Our whole system capability means we can integrate solar generation with a wider range of complementary distributed energy solutions tailored to match any requirements your site might have. This will enable you to reap the rewards of a fully optimised energy system in terms of efficiency, carbon reduction, and stable long-term energy prices.

Onsite Solar PPA

  • SSE will develop proposals for the appropriate solar systems to unlock value from unused space such as roof-tops, parking lots, or ground spaces.
  • We will provide a full site desktop assessment to outline an optimal solar PV solution based on your energy consumption and site constraints.
  • We will also assess onsite opportunities to integrate the solar system with other energy solutions that may further benefit you, free of charge.

Private Wire PPA

  • Offsite systems can be preferable to allow for increased generation capacity or due to the high value of industrial land.
  • SSE will build, own, operate, and maintain generation facilities between 1-50 MW on nearby land, connecting the solar PV site to the premises via a private wire connection.
  • SSE will source, secure, and develop suitable sites nearby – undertaking all risks and the costs associated with doing so.

Offsite Private-wire Solar PPA

  • Offsite systems can be preferable to allow for increased generation capacity or due to the high value of industrial land.
  • SSE will build, own, operate, and maintain generation facilities between 1-50 MW on nearby land, connecting the Solar PV site to the premises via a private wire connection.
  • SSE will source, secure, and develop suitable sites nearby – undertaking all risks and the costs associated with doing so.

Offsite Virtual and Sleeved PPA

  • Offsite sleeved or virtual PPAs enable customers to purchase large volumes of renewable power directly from remote solar PV facilities when onsite or local solutions are unavailable.
  • SSE offers physical (sleeved) and virtual CPPAs and can manage all aspects of the process, including generation, sleeving, imbalance, load management, and additional flexible supply. This integrated offering ensures only two parties are involved in the network of contracts required to structure a CPPA.
  • Customers will have the reputational benefit by claiming ‘additionality’ as the CPPA execution will be directly responsible for the success of each project.

Developing Grid-scale Solutions

Battery storage and solar PV technologies will play a vital role in decarbonising the UK grid. That’s why our Distributed Energy team is working with landowners and developers to identify new sites and grid connections to grow the battery storage and solar PV pipeline.

SSE is a leading renewable developer in the UK and Ireland and, as such, we understand the challenges landowners and developers face in this rapidly changing sector. You’ll be partnering with a FTSE100, low carbon energy company with safety and sustainability at its core and the proven experience of delivering projects at scale.

We have recently purchased the project development rights for our first 50MW battery storage asset on a consented site in Wiltshire. This project will help deliver essential balancing services to the energy system. And our team of developers, engineers, and energy service professionals are actively growing our battery storage and solar PV pipeline.

Partnering SSE Energy Solutions

If you are a landowner or a developer who would like to learn more about partnering with us, please contact us.

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