ENERGY FOR THE HOME
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SSE is Ireland’s third largest and fastest growing energy utility. Our core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way. We are currently constructing a 460MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) at Great Island, Co. Wexford.
SSE Ireland has over 900 employees led by our management team. You can find out more about our team by clicking the link below.
We supply over 800,000 domestic and commercial gas, electricity and home energy services customers
Airtricity is powered by SSE and is Ireland’s greenest energy supplier. Around 40% of our electricity on an island basis is from renewable sources.
SSE is the third largest generation capacity owner in Ireland with 1,568MW in operation including 500MW of wind farm capacity. We are currently constructing a 460MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) at Great Island, Co. Wexford. Expected to be commissioned in 2014 this modern and efficient clean gas-fired power plant will replace the existing 240MW fuel oil unit at the site significantly decarbonising electricity generation in Ireland.
SSE Ireland is the third largest generation capacity owner in Ireland with over 1500MW in operation including almost 500MW of wind farm capacity.
We maintain over 250,000 public street lights across the Republic of Ireland
This section provides a range of resources for journalists and other parties interested in any aspect of SSE Ireland.
We are active members of the local communities that host our renewable generation projects. The Community Funds that we establish support educational, charitable and environmental projects.
In October 2012, SSE completed the acquisition of Endesa Ireland Ltd., the assets of which included thermal plant in operation, under construction and with consent for development. The new SSE operational assets are at four sites and their principal function is to help maintain security of electricity supply in the all-island Single Electricity Market (SEM) by being available to respond to peaks in demand. They consist of:
In addition, SSE is currently constructing a 460MW CCGT (combined cycle gas turbine) at Great Island which is expected to be commissioned in 2014, at which time the existing 240MW fuel oil unit will be decommissioned. In 2011/2012 SSE made significant progress in its continued delivery of high quality renewable generation assets with the completion of its 27MW Slieve Kirk wind farm in Northern Ireland and the 12MW Rathcahill wind farm located in the Republic of Ireland. SSE is currently constructing the 18MW Glenconway and 27.6MW Glenconway 2 wind farms in Northern Ireland which will form part of SSE’s Slieve Kirk strategic area cluster as well as the 33.65MW Athea wind farm in the Republic. These energy projects are expected to be commissioned in 2013/14. Find out more about our investment in renewables.
Take a look at other projects and assets on our interactive map.
Interactive map of assets