Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (206)

Brian Stanley


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.