Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (155)

Pat Casey

Question:

155. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of renewable energy locations by county; the type of energy provided, for example, wind, solar and hydro; and the amount of energy generated as a percentage of the national renewable energy generated. [14591/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

Ireland has huge potential for renewable energy. Currently 30% of our electricity generation comes from renewable sources. I am now committing to a 70% by 2030 as part of the all of government climate plan.

Eirgrid (the Transmission System Operator) and ESB Networks (the Distribution System Operator) provide online data on size and location of windfarms connected to the national grid. While EirGrid and ESB do not compile information on a county basis, information on the size and location of each renewable energy plant is publicly available on their websites at www.eirgridgroup.com and www.esbnetworks.ie respectively.