Belfast Telegraph

Renewable energy use predicted to hit record levels

By Margaret Canning

Northern Ireland's use of renewable electricity is on the up, with 50% coming from wind over two days this month, it's been claimed.

And the annual conference of the NI Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) has heard that 2017 would be a "record-breaking year" for renewables as they become a mainstream electricity provider.

NIRIG chair Rachel Anderson said nearly 50% of our electricity came from wind on January 10 to 11.

Ms Anderson said onshore wind was now the cheapest form of new electricity generation, and was able to push other more expensive types out of the market, reducing wholesale costs.

Belfast Telegraph