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 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 new Northern Ireland Energy Strategy ‘Path to Net Zero Energy’ which includes a target to meet 70 per cent of electricity consumption from a diverse mix of renewable sources by 2030.

Latest publication

The latest results show that:

  • For the 12 month period October 2021 to September 2022, 49.3% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. This represents an increase of 7.2 percentage points on the previous 12 month period (October 2020 to September 2021) and is the second highest rolling 12 month proportion on record.
  • In terms of the volume of electricity consumption between October 2021 to September 2022, some 7,550 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of total electricity was consumed in Northern Ireland. Over the same period, some 3,725 GWh was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. This is the highest rolling 12 month renewable generation volume on record.
  • Of all renewable electricity generated within Northern Ireland over the 12 month period October 2021 to September 2022, 84.9% was generated from wind. This compares to 82.4% for the previous 12 month period (October 2020 to September 2021).

The latest Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland report was published on 8 December 2022 and can be accessed at:

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 on Thursday 9 March 2023.

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

Siobhán Porter
Telephone: 02890 529339
Email: siobhan.porter@economy-ni.gov.uk

 

Statistics and Economic Research

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