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Wind 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.

341 The number of wind farms on the island of Ireland.

260 The number of wind farms in the Republic of Ireland.

4,429 MW Installed Wind Energy Capacity on the island of Ireland.

2,546,050 Homes Powered Equivalent on the island of Ireland.

3,365 MW Installed Capacity in the Republic of Ireland.

1094 MW Installed Capacity in Northern Ireland.

2,826 MW Republic of Ireland Wind Generation Record reached on 12th January 2018.

671 MW Northern Ireland Wind Generation Record reached at approximately 18:45 on 25th January 2017.

3,331 MW All Island Wind Generation Record  reached on 3rd january 2018 

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

 

Wind accounted for 22.3% of all electrical generation in 2016 (SEAI report) 

169 MW Installed capacity of Ireland’s largest wind farm in Co. Galway.

1992  Year Ireland’s first commercial wind farm was commissioned at Bellacorrick, Co Mayo.

Click here to learn more about Ireland's Wind Energy Map.

 

 

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