Energy in Northern Ireland

2,000 businesses in Northern Ireland estimated to be engaged in some form of Low Carbon and Renewable Energy (LCRE) activity

7,819 GWh – 2015 electricity consumption in Northern Ireland. 7% lower than in 2010

1,984 GWh volume of renewable electricity generated in 2015. 33% higher than 2010

17% higher than the UK average for household expenditure on electricity

 90% renewable electricity generated from wind

5.5% above the EU 15 average figure for standard domestic electricity tariff

25.4% consumption from renewable sources in 2015

14% electricity consumption in Northern Ireland from Scotland via the Moyle Interconnector

32,480 GWh of energy consumed in Northern Ireland in 2013 from sources other than electricity and gas

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