Investing in Northern Ireland
Since 2008, SSE has invested over half a billion pounds in the development of Northern Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure, helping to green our economy and secure Northern Ireland’s energy future.
We’re also proud to have contributed over £1 million in funding to communities close to our wind farms in Northern Ireland, including more than £250,000 in scholarship funding for local students.
In March 2017, SSE completed the development of a 1,400-panel solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Odyssey Complex, home to The SSE Arena, Belfast. The 420 kilowatt peak (kWp) array will generate enough renewable energy from the sun to offset roughly 200 tonnes of harmful carbon emissions annually.
SSE employs around 250 people directly in Northern Ireland and is proud to be an accredited Living Wage Foundation employer. Additionally, the company has created hundreds of jobs, and supported local supply chain businesses, through the construction of our wind farms.
* 205,414 homes powered calculated as a percentage of renewable electricity supplied (36%) out of the total electricity supplied SSE Airtricity in 2016 (1.8TWh), as published by the Utility Regulator (UR) in its 2016 Retail Market Monitoring Transparency Reports.
^ 255,626 tonnes of CO2 emissions abated based on SSE Airtricity Environmental Impact compared with Average CO2 Emissions (t/MWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market in 2016, and published by UR in its 2016 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report, published October 2017.
1 Homes powered based on typical annual consumption of 3,200 kWh and 1-year average capacity factor of SSE wind farms in operation in Northern Ireland; quoted figures are for guideline purposes – actual future performance may vary.