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 SSE Airtricity supplies to homes and business around the country. Over 43% 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 2019, the green energy sourced by SSE Airtricity abated over 162,000^ tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions. 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.

Since 2008, the SSE Airtricity Community Fund has provided over £3 million to 800 projects in Northern Ireland, and between September 2019 and 2020 these funds have awarded over £700,000, helping communities in Northern Ireland benefit from cleaner, greener choices. The SSE Airtricity Scholarship fund has provided over half a million pounds to students in higher education in Northern Ireland since 2014.

SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2019 to December 2019
% total

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuels:

Electricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity Average for All Island Market (for comparison)
Renewable 43.1% 54.0%
Natural Gas 56.9% 37.9%
Coal 0% 2.6%
Peat 0% 4.3%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 0.0%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Other 0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100% 100%
Environmental Impact
CO2 Emissions 261 g/kWh 254 g/kWh

^ 162,000 tonnes of quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (g/kWh) in the All-Island Single Electricity Market and published by UR in its 2019 Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions Report, published September 2020.

For the Fuel mix of Great Britain please see link here