Belfast Telegraph

Simple Power completes rural turbine projects

By Staff Reporter

Energy firm Simple Power has installed more wind turbines in rural Northern Ireland.

The firm said it had now completed projects in counties Down, Antrim, Tyrone and Londonderry.

Chief executive Philip Rainey said the firm was using the power of wind to generate renewable energy for the grid.

He said last year's closure of the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) subsidy for wind had been "disappointing" but that the company was still furthering its projects where eligible.

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

Nearly 50% of our electricity came from wind on January 10 to 11, the event heard.

Belfast Telegraph