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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 2015, all of the electricity we supplied to our home and business customers (5.3 TWh˄) was from 100% green energy sourced by SSE Airtricity, significantly abating over 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. The green energy generated by SSE Airtricity at our 25 wind farms across the island powers almost 300,000† Irish homes.

We’re also investing in new green energy generation to help protect Ireland’s energy for future generations to come. We’re currently building the 169MW Galway Wind Park in partnership with Coillte and when completed in 2017 it will become Ireland’s largest wind farm.

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 2015 to December 2015
% total

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels:

Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity Average for All Island Market (for comparison)
Renewable 100% 41.1%
Natural Gas 0% 36.4%
Coal 0% 16.0%
Peat 0% 5.9%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 0.0%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Other 0.0% 0.7%
TOTAL 100% 100%
Environmental Impact
CO2 Emissions 0 t/MWh 0.393t/MWh

* 100% green energy based on Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2015, published by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), August 2016. Largest provider of 100% green energy claim based Retail Market Reports published by the CER for the periods Q1-Q4 2015 and Q1 2016, which show that SSE Airtricity has the largest market share per MWh of those suppliers certified by the Regulatory Authority in Ireland as providing 100% renewable energy to customers.

˄ Total TWh supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by MWh published by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in Retail Market Reports for the periods Q1-Q4 2015.

† Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (t/MWh) in 2015 in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the CER in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2015, August 2016. Equivalent homes powered based on typical annual consumption and historic performance of SSE Airtricity wind farms in Ireland in 2015.