One-third of Ireland’s electricity supply comes from wind energy, a new report has shown. According to details in the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) annual report, Ireland’s industry set a record for wind energy generation last year. In 2019, wind energy met 32.5% of our electricity demand – the second highest in Europe and the highest in onshore wind. This equates to 9,497,000 MWh (megawatt hour) for the year.

In total, there is now more than MW (megawatt) of installed wind energy capacity in the Republic of Ireland. There were 24 new wind farms connected in 2019, with a combined installed capacity of 463 MW, making it the second-best year on record for new connections.