About our fuel sources

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About our fuel sources

SSE Airtricity - Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy^

At SSE Airtricity we’re proud to be Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy^. All of the electricity we supplied to our home and business customers was from renewable energy sourced by SSE Airtricity, abating over 10.3 million tonnes^^ of harmful CO2 emissions between 2016 and 2021.

As well as supplying 100% green energy to more Irish homes and businesses than any other supplier, SSE is also the largest generator of wind power in Ireland, with an operational portfolio of 28 onshore wind farms totalling a combined generation capacity of over 700MW. This makes SSE the largest generator and provider of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market. This portfolio includes the 174MW Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest wind farm which is co-owned with Greencoat Renewables.

Since 2008, SSE has invested over €2.5 billion in the development of Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure, helping to green our economy and secure our energy future. Our 28 onshore wind farms have a combined generation capacity of 720MW, making us the largest generator and provider of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market.


SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2021 to December 2021

% total
Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels:Electricity supplied by SSE AirtricityAverage for All Island Market (for comparison)
Renewable100%55.9%
Natural Gas0%33.6%
Coal0%6.8%
Peat0%2.1%
Other0%1.0%
Nuclear0%0.0%
Oil0%2.7%
EU Fossil0%0.0%
TOTAL100%100%
Environmental impact
CO2 Emissions0 g/kWh258 g/kWh

For information on your fuel mix and on the environmental impact of your electricity supply call 0818 40 40 70.

^Largest provider of 100% green energy supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by total tWh for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 combined. Figures published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in their most recent Annual Energy and Water Monitoring Reports and annual Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

^^Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (T/mWh) between 2016 and 2021 in the All-Island Single Electricity Market and published by the CRU in its annual Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.