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48% of Ireland's electricity provided by wind in November

Robert Besser
10 Dec 2022, 00:08 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland: Officials have announced that wind generated electricity in Ireland reached 48 percent of the nation's total in November.

Overall in 2022, wind energy has provided 34 percent of Ireland's electricity demand, according to officials at Wind Energy Ireland.

While Ireland's average wholesale electricity price stood at 143.12 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) in November, the average price of electricity fell to 106.99 euros per MWh on the days with the most wind.

"With one month remaining in 2022, wind farms across Ireland have provided over a third of the country's electricity this year, making this one of the best years on record for wind energy," said Noel Cunniffe, CEO of Wind Energy Ireland, as quoted by RTE.

"These are 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," he added.

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