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Fifth of power needs from renewables

Last updated on 11/05/2016
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New figures issued by the Department for Enterprise show how the output of green electricity is still growing.

For the 12 month period from April 2014 to March 2015, 19.9% of total electricity consumption in Northern Ireland was generated from renewable sources located in Northern Ireland. This represents an increase of 0.5 percentage points on the previous 12 month period

In terms of the volume of electricity consumption between April 2014 and March 2015, approximately 7,928 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of total electricity was consumed in Northern Ireland. Of this, some 1,581 GWh was generated from renewable sources within Northern Ireland.

Of the renewable electricity generated and consumed within Northern Ireland between April 2014 and March 2015, 91.6% was generated from wind sources.

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