SSE Airtricity N. Ireland: Energy Sources

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Proud to be Northern Ireland's largest provider of renewable energy.


Our energy sources

At SSE Airtricity , we're proud to be Northern Ireland's largest provider of renewable energy.

At SSE Airtricity we’re proud to be Northern Ireland's largest provider of renewable energy.

Just over one-third of the electricity we supply to you is generated from green sources such as wind and solar power. In 2017, the green energy sourced by SSE Airtricity powered the equivalent of over 180,000* homes in Northern Ireland, significantly abating around 80,000 tonnes^ of harmful CO2 emissions.

We currently generate over 140MW of renewable energy at our wind farms in Northern Ireland, including green energy from largest wind farm in the region, Slieve Kirk Wind Park in Co. Derry-Londonderry. The renewable we generate is enough to power over 120,0001 homes. We also have plans for a £150million wind farm at Doraville in Co. Tyrone, which could generate another 119MW of green electricity with the potential to power around 100,000 homes across the province.

   

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2017 to December 2017  

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels: Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity (% total) Average for All Island Market (for comparison) (% total)
Renewable 36.1% 44.5%
Natural Gas 63.9% 40.0%
Coal 0% 9.8%
Peat 0% 4.9%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 0.9%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Other 0% 0.0%
Total 100% 100%
Environmental Impact - CO2 Emissions 0.276 t/MWh .325 t/MWh

In addition to renewable energy from SSE wind farms, SSE Airtricity also has long term Power Purchase Agreements in place with third party renewable energy generators for over 300MW of wind and solar sourced power on the island, including energy from the largest solar farm on the island of Ireland, Bann Road at Rasharkin in Co. Antrim.

For more information on the environmental impact of your electricity supply call 0345 601 9093.

SSE Airtricity offers green source products which is likely to change your fuel mix when compared to the supplier fuel mix shown above. For more information on the environmental impact of your electricity supply call 0345 601 9093.

 

*181,571 homes powered calculated as a percentage of renewable electricity supplied (36%) out of the total electricity supplied by SSE Airtricity in 2017 (1.6TWh), as published by the Utility Regulator (UR) in its 2017 Annual Transparency Report.
^ 78,865 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 2017, and published by UR in its 2017 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report, published September 2018.

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.
For the Fuel mix of Great Britain please see link here. 

 


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