Wind provided 37% of Ireland's electricity in November
Éire / Ireland
Wind energy supplied 37% of Ireland's electricity in November, marking the third-highest month for wind energy generation in the year. Wind Energy Ireland's report highlights that wind energy contributed a third of the country's electricity in the first 11 months of the year. The CEO, Noel Cunniffe, notes the potential for cutting carbon emissions and fuel imports through Irish generators. He also emphasised emphasizes the need to address bottlenecks in the planning system for faster development of renewable Irish energy.
The average wholesale price of electricity in Novembe was €122.90 per megawatt-hour (MWh). On windy days, the wholesale cost was €101.56, compared to €153.48 on days relying more on fossil fuels, a roughly €50 difference, also helping households who cannot afford high energy costs.