SSE’s adjusted operating profit from electricity generation fell by £18.6m to £123.2m in the first six months of the 2016/2017 financial year, compared with the same period last year.

The company said the drop was mainly due to a 20.5% decrease in electricity output from renewables.

SSE said it has 1GW of wind farm capacity in construction or pre-construction, including the 225MW Stronelairg onshore project.

The projects are scheduled to come online in the next three years and will increase the company’s renewable energy capacity to almost 4GW.

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