About our fuel sources

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About our fuel sources

SSE Airtricity - proud to be Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy

It’s easy to take our country for granted, which is why we believe in giving something back.

At SSE Airtricity we’re proud to be Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy*.

In 2016, all of the electricity we supplied to our home and business customers in Ireland (4.9 TWh˄) was from 100% green energy sourced by SSE Airtricity, significantly abating almost 2 million tonnes† of harmful Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions on the island. 

As well as supplying 100% green energy to more Irish homes and businesses than any other supplier, we’re also proud to be the largest generator of wind power in Ireland. SSE’s operational portfolio of 28 onshore wind farms has a combined generation capacity of 768MW, making SSE the largest generator and provider of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market. This portfolio includes the 169MW Galway Wind Park, now Ireland’s largest wind farm which was jointly developed with Coillte.

Together, we can power the change to a greener Ireland.

For information on your fuel mix and on the environmental impact of your electricity supply call 1850 40 40 70.

Fuel mix for general tariffs 

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2016 to December 2016
% total

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels:

Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity Average for All Island Market (for comparison)
Renewable 100% 40.09%
Natural Gas 0% 39.66%
Coal 0% 13.76%
Peat 0% 5.35%
EU Fossil 0% 0.00%
Oil 0% 0.00%
Nuclear 0% 0.00%
Other 0% 1.14%
TOTAL 100% 100%
Environmental Impact
CO2 Emissions  0 t/MWh 0.367t/MWh

* 100% green energy based on Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2016, published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), October 2016. Largest provider of 100% green energy claim based Retail Market Reports published by the CRU for the periods Q1-Q4 2016.

˄ Total TWh supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by MWh published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in Retail Market Reports for the periods Q1-Q4 2016.

† Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (t/MWh) in 2016 in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the CRU in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2016, October 2017.