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.
368
The number of wind farms on the island of Ireland
Over 250
The number of wind farms in the Republic of Ireland
5,030 MW
Installed Wind Energy Capacity on the island of Ireland
3,700 MW
Installed Capacity in the Republic of Ireland
1,276 MW
Installed Capacity in Northern Ireland
3,347 MW
Republic of Ireland Wind Generation Record reached on Friday 21st February 2020
1,020 MW
Northern Ireland Wind Generation Record reached approximately 18:28 on 12th March 2019
4,137 MW
New all-island wind record was set on Friday 7th February. The new record of 4,166MW of wind was set at 5pm, up from the previous record of 4,137MW
25%
All electrical generation accounted for by wind energy in 2017 (SEAI report, 2019)
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