Wind Energy Ireland has released its October Wind Energy report, which shows that wind energy provided 47% per cent of Ireland’s electricity in October 2022.
The latest figures mean that wind energy has supplied 33% of Ireland’s electricity demand this year to the end of October.
This was the best October on record for the volume of electricity produced by Irish wind farms and the share of demand met by the country’s main source of renewable energy.
Noel Cunniffe, CEO of Wind Energy Ireland, said: “Ireland’s wind farms proved their worth again last month by continuing to help protect families and businesses from the worst effects of a crisis caused entirely by our reliance on the fossil fuels that are driving the climate emergency.
“Our members provided a third of the country’s electricity in the first ten months of the year. That is Irish generators producing power without burning imported fossil fuels, which means we can cut our carbon emissions at the same time as we cut our fuel imports.
“Ireland needs a clean, secure, supply of electricity and as we connect new wind farms ever year it will increasingly be wind energy which will provide it.” There was a dramatic fall in the average wholesale electricity price in the month of October as it dropped to €136.27 compared to the September figure of €283.25.