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.
346
The number of wind farms on the island of Ireland
264
The number of wind farms in the Republic of Ireland
4,625 MW
Installed Wind Energy Capacity on the island of Ireland
3,458 MW
Installed Capacity in the Republic of Ireland
1,167 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
23.3%
All electrical generation accounted for by wind energy 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