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 to March 2014, was issued on 25 September 2014. Updated publications are currently released quarterly: in March, June, September and December.
This publication aids reporting on performance against the commitments in the Northern Ireland Energy Strategy ‘Path to Net Zero Energy’ and the Climate Change Act target which is to “ensure that at least 80% of electricity consumption is from renewable sources by 2030.”
The latest results show that:
- For the 12 month period July 2022 to June 2023, 45.5% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. This represents a decrease of 1.2 percentage points on the previous 12 month period (July 2021 to June 2022).
- In terms of the volume of electricity consumption between July 2022 to June 2023, some 7,420 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of total electricity was consumed in Northern Ireland. Over the same period, some 3,379 GWh was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland.
- Of all renewable electricity generated within Northern Ireland over the 12 month period July 2022 to June 2023, 83.5% was generated from wind. This compares to 84.2% for the previous 12 month period (July 2021 to June 2022).
The latest Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland report was published on 7 September 2023 and can be accessed at:
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The next Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland publication will be issued December 2023.
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.
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