About our fuel sources

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About our fuel sources

SSE Airtricity – Helping communities in Northern Ireland make greener choices

Small steps to a cleaner, greener world.

Small choices can make a big difference and by choosing SSE Airtricity you're supporting communities in Northern Ireland and joining the growing numbers helping to power a cleaner, greener environment. 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. In the last five years, the green energy we supplied in Northern Ireland has helped cut almost 830,000* tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions from our atmosphere.

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, including energy from the largest solar farm on the island of Ireland, Bann Road at Rasharkin in Co. Antrim. We're proud to supply cleaner energy generated from local wind farms and solar energy to homes and businesses across Northern Ireland.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2020 to December 2020

% total
Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels: Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity Average for All Island Market (for comparison)
Renewable 55.5% 57.9%
Natural Gas 45.5% 35.8%
Coal 0% 3.0%
Peat 0% 2.1%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 0.4%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Other 0% 0.8%
TOTAL 100% 100%
Environmental Impact
CO2 Emissions 230 g/kWh 236 g/kWh

*830,000 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, published  2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.