Since 1982, Peterhead Power Station in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has played a critical role in keeping the lights on for our homes, businesses and communities. As Scotland’s only flexible gas-fired power station, Peterhead provides essential flexibility to the electricity system, complementing intermittent renewable generation and ensuring security of supply.
Now, as we transition to a cleaner energy future, SSE Thermal is exploring opportunities for decarbonised power generation at Peterhead, using carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, to allow the site to continue providing flexible and reliable energy in a net zero world.
Situated on the coast, Peterhead is well-placed for CCS technology, with access to essential transport and storage infrastructure being developed by the Acorn project. The Goldeneye depleted gas field, which can be used to safely store the CO2, is located about 100km offshore in the North Sea.