Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (206)

Brian Stanley

Question:

206. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the stock of renewable energy infrastructure owned by the State or semi-State organisations by category (details supplied); the value of the stock in each category; and the energy produced by the stock in each category. [27052/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Department itself does not own or operate any electricity generation assets of any technology.

The commercial semi-state companies operating in the energy markets own and operate different renewable generation technologies including wind, biomass and hydro technologies. In 2018, 32.5% of our electricity was generated from renewable sources, the majority from wind (27.6%).

While the information sought by the Deputy regarding the individual companies is an operational matter for each body, I will request the relevant companies to reply directly to the Deputy with the information requested in respect of their organisation.