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Statement from SSE Renewables on return of CfD auctions for UK onshore wind

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SSE Renewables welcomes today’s announcement by the UK government that onshore wind will be allowed to compete in future CfD auctions.


Jim Smith, Managing Director of SSE Renewables, said:

The UK’s new ambition to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require a huge amount of additional renewable energy generation annually in order to meet that target, so it makes absolute sense that the next round of CfD auctions should be opened up to additional sources of scalable renewable generation, in particular onshore wind energy.

“In addition to the CfD auctions for new onshore build projects, SSE Renewables believes that a market design is needed which ensures that existing renewable projects can be repowered, so that already operational clean power isn’t lost from the system. This design should include a mechanism that maintains a strong carbon price. We look forward to engaging with the UK Government in the months ahead to play our part in supporting the development of the next CfD round.”

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