Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation Statistics

Statistics and publications on Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland are published by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency statisticians within the Department for the Economy's (DfE) Analytical Services Unit (ASU).

Overview

Statistics on Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland are published by NISRA statisticians within DfE’s Analytical Services Unit (ASU).  The first publication, covering the financial year April 2013 – March 2014, was issued on 25 September 2014.  Future publications will be released twice per year: in March, reporting on data for the previous calendar year and in June reporting on data for the previous financial year.

This publication aids reporting on performance against the 2011-15 Programme for Government target which is to “Encourage achievement of 20% of electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2015” and the Executive’s 2010-20 Strategic Energy Framework which includes a target to achieve 40% of electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020.

Latest Publication

The latest results show that:

  • For the 12 month period January 2016 to December 2016, 25.4% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. This represents no change on the previous 12 month period (January 2015 to December 2015).
  • In terms of the volume of electricity consumption between January 2016 and December 2016, approximately 7,794 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of total electricity was consumed in Northern Ireland.  Of this, some 1,981 GWh was generated from renewable sources within Northern Ireland.
  • Of all renewable electricity generated within Northern Ireland over the 12 month period January 2016 to December 2016, 82.6% was generated from wind.This compares to 89.6% for the previous 12 month period (January 2015 to December 2015).

The latest bi-annual Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland publication was published on 9 March 2017 and can be accessed at the link below:

Previous Publications

Copies of previous Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland publications can be accessed below:

Next Publication

The next Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland publication will be issued in June 2017.

Data Tables

Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation data tables for Northern Ireland are available for download in Excel format at the following link:

Pre-release Access

Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland statistics are circulated to a limited number of pre-release access recipients in line with the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order (Northern Ireland) 2009.  

Contact Details

Sean Donnelly
Tel: 02890 529793
Email: Sean.Donnelly@economy-ni.gov.uk

Statistics & Economic Research

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