SSE Airtricity N. Ireland: Energy Sources

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About our fuel sources

SSE Airtricity – The Right Kind of Energy

Small steps to a cleaner, greener world.

By choosing SSE Airtricity you're helping communities in Northern Ireland enjoy cleaner, greener energy. SSE generates over 121 Megawatts (MW) of wind energy from its local wind farms in Northern Ireland, providing green energy that we supply to homes and business around the country.

Since 2016, the green energy we supplied in Northern Ireland has cut over 1 million tonnes^ of harmful CO2 emissions from being released into our atmosphere.

Over 58% of the electricity we supply to you is generated from renewable sources such as SSE's Slieve Kirk Wind Park, Northern Ireland's largest windfarm. In 2021, the green energy sourced by SSE Airtricity abated over 204,146 tonnes^^ of harmful CO2 emissions.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2021 to December 2021

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels: Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity (% total) Average for All Island Market (for comparison) (% total)
Renewable 58.1% 55.9%
Natural Gas 41.9% 33.6%
Coal 0% 6.8%
Peat 0% 0.0%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 2.7%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Other 0% 1.0%
Total 100% 100%
Environmental Impact - CO2 Emissions 191 g/kWh 258 g/kWh

^1 Million tonnes of quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 emissions (t/Mwh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market and published by the UR in its annual Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions report and Annual Retail Energy Market Monitoring Report, published 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

^^204,146 tonnes of quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (t/MWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market and published by UR in its 2021 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report and Annual Retail Energy Market Monitoring Report, published September 2022 and July 2022 respectively.