As part of our move towards renewable energy generation, we aim to generate in excess of 500,000 MWh of green electricity by 2015. This will be enough to power over 90,000 homes.
We have a number of existing power generation assets, including the Edenderry peat/biomass generating station, the Cushaling peaking plant and the Bellacorick wind farm. We also operate and maintain the Drehid landfill gas unit.
We are also developing further power generation projects, so that in the future we can contribute to the security, reliability and sustainability of the Irish electricity system.
The focus of these new projects is to enhance our renewable generation capacity. By 2020 more than 50% of our installed capacity will be renewable technologies. A Key Performance Indicator for the business is to reduce the carbon intensity of the electricity we generate by >70% in the decade to 2020.
Our innate strengths also provide a platform that supports the offering of cost-effective energy solutions to the market place, through the Energy Services unit.
Mount Lucas wind farm
|Powergen Key Operations Data|
|June 2014||Year-to-date from Jan 2014|
|Electricity Generated (MWh)||78,337||454,286|
|CO2 Emitted (tonnes)*||56,770||381,233|
|Emissions Intensity (tCO2/MWh)||0.725||0.839|
|Co-firing Rate (% at Edenderry)||35.25%||25.27%|
|RES-E Generated (MWh)||23,506||115,316|
|RES-E Generated (%)||30.01%||25.38%|
|*Data not yet verified as part of EU ETS data verification process|
Information updated: 21/07/2014