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Fact sheets

SSE Ireland

SSE is the fastest-growing and third largest energy utility in Ireland. Our core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.

We operate and invest in thermal and renewable energy generation, supply and related services across Ireland. We are currently constructing a 460MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) at Great Island, Co. Wexford. Expected to be commissioned in 2014 this modern and efficient clean gas-fired power plant will significantly decarbonise electricity generation in Ireland.

Our businesses include:

  • SSE Generation: the third largest generation capacity owner in Ireland with 1,568MW in operation including 500MW of wind farm capacity (around 13% of all-island installed energy capacity);
  • SSE Airtricity: the fastest growing and greenest energy provider in the Single Electricity Market, supplying over 800,000 domestic and commercial gas, electricity and home energy services customers;
  • Airtricity Utility Solutions: Ireland's largest street lighting contractor, responsible for the maintenance of over 250,000 street lights on behalf of 25 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland; and
  • SSE Renewables: the largest renewable energy developer in Ireland, with almost 1400MW of onshore and offshore wind capacity in Ireland in construction or with consent for development.

Our parent company is SSE plc, the broadest-based energy utility in the UK, with interests and experience in electricity and gas production, distribution, supply and services. The Top 40 FTSE-listed company has over 11,300MW of electricity generation, is the second biggest energy retailer across the competitive market in Great Britain and Ireland, supplying electricity, gas and related services to around 10 million customers.

SSE Airtricity

SSE Airtricity is Ireland's fastest growing and third largest energy provider supplying over 800,000 domestic and commercial gas, electricity and home energy services customers.

At SSE Airtricity we believe in making energy better. SSE Airtricity is Ireland's greenest energy supplier. Almost one quarter (24%) of the electricity SSE Airtricity supplies to its customers is generated from renewable sources  twice that of its nearest commercial competitor and twice that of the total amount of renewables generated on an All Island basis. The generation of the electricity supplied to all SSE Airtricity customers results in 31% less CO2 emissions per MWh than the energy supplied to the average customer on the island of Ireland.

SSE Airtricity is a wholly-owned division of SSE plc, the broadest-based energy utility in the UK, with interests and experience in electricity and gas production, distribution, supply and services. The Top 40 FTSE-listed company has over 11,000MW of electricity generation, distributes electricity to 3.5 million homes and businesses and supplies electricity, gas and related services to around 10 million customers.

Airtricity Utility Solutions

Airtricity Utility Solutions is Ireland's leading street light contractor and is responsible for the maintenance of over 250,000 street lights on behalf of 25 local authorities in the Republic of Ireland.

Airtricity Utility Solutions is committed to ensuring that each local authority's Public Lighting contract is managed to the highest possible service, safety and excellence standards while at the same time delivering an efficient and value for money service to councils and the communities they serve.

Airtricity Utility Solutions is a wholly-owned division of SSE plc, the broadest-based energy utility in the UK, with interests and experience in electricity and gas production, distribution, supply and services. The Top 40 FTSE-listed company is the leading Public Lighting service provider in the UK, operating and maintaining over one million lighting columns, and employing over 800 people.

SSE Renewables

SSE Renewables is Ireland's largest renewable energy developer, responsible for the development and construction of SSE Group's renewable energy projects across Ireland we build onshore, offshore wind farms, hydro, marine and solar projects and have invested over €1 billion in Irish renewables to date.

SSE Renewables has developed over 500MW of wind energy capacity across Ireland to power greener energy provider SSE Airtricity and has almost 1400MW of onshore and offshore wind farm capacity under construction or with consent for development.

SSE is the leading generator of renewable energy in Great Britain and Ireland and remains on course to own around 3,500MW of renewable energy capacity in operation or under construction in both markets by the end of the current financial year.

Latest Press Releases

Use the links here for access to press releases and media updates on what we've been doing to develop forward-thinking energy options in Europe and elsewhere.You can also read more on SSE Ireland News and Views.

Featured
Date Press Release
21/06/17

Cork City defender Ryan Delaney has been named the SSE Airtricity/Soccer Writers’ Association of Ireland Player of the Month for May

It is the first time Delaney has won the monthly...

09/06/17

SSE Airtricity hosts first Sustainability Weekend at Dublin Zoo

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of green energy, is inviting...

09/06/17

SSE Airtricity is Right Place to Work – again!

Right Place to Work SSE Airtricity was named Right Place...

07/06/17

Whoriskey wins on home ground in SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon 2017

Around 1,500 runners took to the streets of Derry City...

06/06/17

SSE Airtricity drives Belfast Health & Social Care Trust towards greener future with all new electric vehicles

SSE Airtricity is helping the Belfast Health & Social Care...

06/06/17

All done at Phase 1 in Galway

Phase 1 of the two-phase, 169MW Galway Wind Park project...

01/06/17

SSE sets out Brexit priorities to Seanad Éireann

Stephen Seanad SSE Ireland has set out its top three...

29/05/17

Blog: Helping Ireland transition to a low-carbon energy system

Last week PwC launched a new report titled Transitioning to a...

23/05/17

SSE Airtricity helps Keppel DC Dublin 1 to go to green

SSE Airtricity has inked a deal with KDCR (Ireland) Limited,...

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