SSE Airtricity: Energy Sources

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Proud to be Ireland’s largest provider of wind power


Our energy sources

At SSE Airtricity, we’re proud to supply Irish businesses with 100% green energy*.

In 2020, all of the electricity we supplied to our home and business customers was from renewable energy sourced by SSE Airtricity, abating over 131,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions every month.^^

As well as supplying 100% green energy to more Irish homes and businesses than any other supplier, we’re also proud to be the largest generator of wind power in Ireland. SSE’s operational portfolio of 28 onshore wind farms has a combined generation capacity of over 700MW, making SSE the largest generator and provider of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market. This portfolio includes the 174MW Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest wind farm which is co-owned with Greencoat Renewables.

In addition to the renewable energy offtake from SSE plc’s fleet of wind farms, SSE Airtricity also has Power Purchase Agreements in place with third party renewable energy generators for over 300MW of wind and solar-sourced power on the island. Together, we can power the change to a greener Ireland.



SSE Airtricity Fuel Mix Disclosure: January 2020 to December 2020

Renewable - 100%
Environmental Impact – 0 g/kWh.

Electricity supplied has been sourced from the following fuelsElectricity Supplied by SSE Airtricity (% total)Average for All Island Market (for comparison) (% total)
Renewable 100% 57.9%
Natural Gas 0% 35.8%
Coal 0% 3.0%
Peat 0% 2.1%
Other 0% 1.2%
Nuclear 0% 0.0%
Oil 0% 0.0%
EU Fossil 0% 0.0%
Total 100% 100%
Environmental Impact - CO2 Emissions 0 g/kWh 236 g/kWh

^Largest provider of 100% green energy supplied to homes and businesses based on Electricity Market Share by total tWh, published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) in most recent Energy and Water Monitoring Report for H1 2020, published in December 2020.

^^Quoted CO2 emissions abated based on Average CO2 Emissions (t/MWh) in 2020 in the All-Island Single Electricity Market, and published by the CRU in its Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2020, published October 2021.


28

wind farms on the island of Ireland

700MW

renewable energy generation

100%

green energy provided

€2.5bn

invested in Ireland's energy infrastructure

131K

tonnes of CO2 emissions avioded every month

55k

Business Energy customers

 
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