It has also stated that it is to spend around £2.5 billion of capital on renewable projects before 2013, while it is also planning to invest £500 million of equity in new markets and technologies over the same period.
SSE chief executive Ian Marchant said that the proposed targets were "realistic and achievable".
The company is also on course to become "an internationally significant player in the renewables sector", he added.
News on SSE's renewable energy targets has come after the energy supplier recently raised its domestic gas and electricity prices by 15.8 per cent and 14.2 per cent respectively.
The company blamed the increases on rising wholesale energy costs.
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