Wind energy statistics

Wind energy statistics

Wind energy statistics

Wind Energy is a growing sector in Ireland and Northern Ireland, creating jobs and benefiting communities. See below the latest facts and figures on the wind energy industry.

  • 228 The number of Wind Farms on the island of Ireland.
  • 195 The number of wind farms in the Republic of Ireland
  • 3025MW Installed Wind Energy Capacity on the island of Ireland.
  • 1,966,250 Homes Powered Equivalent on the island of Ireland.
  • 2395MW Installed Capacity in the Republic of Ireland.
  • 630MW Installed Capacity in Northern Ireland.
  • 1969MW  Republic of Ireland Wind Generation Record reached at approximately17.15 on 23rd February 2015.
  • 556MW Northern Ireland Wind Generation Record reached at approximately 14.45 on 7th January 2015.
  • 2514MW  All Island Wind Generation Record reached at approximately 13.30 on 7th January 2015.

The above are based on latest information available from ESB Networks, Eirgrid & SONI.

  • 18.3%  Percentage of Ireland’s electricity from wind in 2014 (SEAI).
  • 3,110,487  Potential CO2 reductions (pa) in tonnes from wind farms installed on the Island of Ireland.*
  • 88.5MW  Installed capacity of Ireland’s largest wind farm, Meentycat in Co. Donegal.
  • 1992  Year Ireland’s first commercial wind farm was commissioned at Bellacorrick, Co Mayo

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