Ireland’s wind energy production hit a new high in 2019, providing 32.5% of the country’s total demand. The amount of electricity generated has increased from 8.6 million MWh in 2018 to 9.5 million MWh in 2019. According to a report published by the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), in 2019 24 wind farms with a combined capacity of 463MW were installed, leading to a total of 4,100MW. Last year was the second-best year on record, said the IWEA. The representative body for the Irish wind industry also highlighted that in February and December 2019 wind energy provided more electricity than natural gas.
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