Energy in Northern Ireland

The Energy in Northern Ireland report is published by Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency statisticians within the Department for the Economy's Analytical Services Division (ASD).


The Energy in Northern Ireland report aims to provide a comprehensive and accessible overview of key statistics and information relating to energy in Northern Ireland. The report endeavours to present a disparate range of existing and emerging information and statistics into a single coherent source. The majority of statistics and data included are National Statistics or Official Statistics sourced from producers such as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) among others.

The publication is structured around six chapters including:

  1. key socio-demographic statistics for Northern Ireland to provide a broad context
  2. the economic contribution of energy to the local economy
  3. electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply 
  4. renewable electricity generation 
  5. total energy consumption
  6. energy and the consumer.

Latest publication

The third edition of the Energy in Northern Ireland publication was published on 25 June 2020 and can be accessed at the link below:


A number of infographics relating to the Energy in NI 2020 report are available to download at the following link:

Quality Report

A quality report on the statistics contained in the Energy in Northern Ireland 2020 report has been produced and is available at the link below:

Previous publications

Copies of previous Energy in Northern Ireland publications are available below:

Next publication

It is intended that the Energy in Northern Ireland report will be updated in full every two years. The next edition of the Energy in Northern Ireland report will be published at 9.30am on Thursday 23 June 2022. 


We are keen to engage with our stakeholders to ensure the publication continues to meet needs. We would therefore be grateful if you could spend a few minutes to download and answer the questions in the Word document at the link below.  Any feedback you can provide is greatly appreciated and will help shape the future development of this publication.

Completed forms can be e-mailed to

Pre-release access

The Energy in Northern Ireland report is 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
Telephone: 028 9052 9793

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