At SSE Airtricity we’re proud to make a difference.
From small beginnings we’ve grown to become Ireland’s second largest energy provider, supplying greener electricity and natural gas to over 800,000 homes and businesses on the island.
We’re proud too to be making a difference to the future of Ireland’s energy supply. Since 2008 our parent company, the FTSE Top-50 listed SSE plc, has invested over €2 billion, or around €1 million a day, in growing our energy business here – creating jobs in Ireland, sustaining employment, driving competition and greening our economy.
In energy generation, we now own and operate 1836MW of generation capacity, of which almost 550MW is from renewable sources making SSE Airtricity the largest provider of wind power in Ireland.
We’ve commissioned Ireland’s newest and one of its cleanest power plants – the 460MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) power station at Great Island, Co. Wexford which can generate enough greener energy to power over half a million Irish homes. We’re also building the 169MW Galway Wind Park in partnership with Coillte – when completed it will become Ireland’s largest wind farm.
The green energy generated by SSE at its 25 wind farms across Ireland powers almost 300,000* Irish homes, significantly abating harmful Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions on the island by around 725,000* tonnes. Just over 60% of the electricity we supply is generated from renewable energy sources† – almost twice the All-Island average.
*Equivalent homes powered and CO2 abated calculations based on performance in 2014 of SSE Airtricity wind farms in Ireland.
† 60% renewable energy supply based on 2014 Fuel Mix Disclosure, published by the Commission for Energy Regulation, July 2015.
Proud to make a difference across Ireland:
We’re proud too to be making a difference to the future of Ireland’s energy supply.
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The Regulation team is responsible for managing SSE’s relationships with the regulatory bodies on the island of Ireland who are responsible for regulating the generation, network and retail elements of the electricity and gas markets.