See the electricity monthly production figures broken down into different unit types and usage types. It also provides a full summary of the month's data.

Electricity generation

The table below shows electricity generation for the last three months and year to date (YTD) for production and imports. Also shown are the percentage change in generation in the last month, 3 months and year to date compared with year-to-date last year

Current MonthAug-21
Last 3 Months (GWh) YTD GWh % Change in Aug and Year to Date 2021
Electricity Generation Jun-21 Jul-21 Aug-21 Jan - Aug YTD 1 month 3 month Jan - Aug YTD
Conventional Thermal 1602 1762 1736 12605 -1% 8% 5%
Coal 254 291 279 1825 -4% 10% 354%
Co-fired Peat & Biomass 68 1 49 428 3840% -28% -41%
Oil 47 60 14 292 -78% -71% 109%
Natural Gas 1193 1343 1322 9537 -2% 11% -7%
Other Renewables 14 15 14 121 -5% 2% -3%
Wastes 25 50 57 390 13% 124% 2%
Other (CHP etc) 1 2 2 12 -1% 2% -8%
Non-Combustible Renewable Generation 611 314 584 6575 86% -4% -16%
Hydro 15 10 36 487 248% 149% -4%
Wind 596 304 547 6088 80% -8% -17%
Other 0 0 0 0 - - -
Indigenous Generation 2213 2076 2320 19180 12% 5% -3%
Net imports 181 414 161 1426 -61% -11% -
Imports 208 416 204 1885 -51% -2% 64%
Exports -27 -3 -43 -459 1460% 60% -62%
Total Generation 2020 2394 2490 2481 20606 0% 4% 4%
Pumped Hydro Storage -20 -21 -19 -154 -9% -2% -9%
Pumping -42 -44 -46 -339 3% 8% -9%
Generated 22 23 26 185 15% 17% -8%
Total Generated Less Pumped Hydro Storage Losses 2375 2469 2462 20451 0% 4% 4%

Electricity generation including net imports

Total Electricity Generation,2021,2020
Jan,2854,2814
Feb,2596,2694
Mar,2734,2716
Apr,2515,2239
May,2542,2260
Jun,2394,2251
Jul,2490,2390
Aug,2481,2392
Sep,,2404
Oct,,2622
Nov,,2648
Dec,,2868
Source: SEAI & Eirgrid

Generation by fuel type - 2021

,Coal,Co-fired Peat & Biomass,Oil,Natural Gas,Other Renewables,Wastes,Hydro,Wind
January,273,58,43,1318,16,54,130,943
February,91,50,12,910,15,42,124,1347
March,128,64,30,1238,16,55,87,966
April,235,64,32,1225,15,53,44,642
May,274,74,54,989,15,54,39,742
June,254,68,47,1193,14,25,15,596
July,291,1,60,1343,15,50,10,304
August,279,49,14,1322,14,57,36,547
September,,,,,,,,
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November,,,,,,,,
December,,,,,,,,
Source: SEAI & EirGrid

Generation by fuel type - 2020

,Coal,Co-fired Peat & Biomass,Oil,Natural Gas,Other Renewables,Wastes,Hydro,Wind
January,3.917,197.342,11.736,1173.909,16.098,48.542,103.913,1175.731
February,0.000,159.972,4.885,951.253,15.505,44.797,115.074,1498.179
March,28.259,156.514,10.080,1117.560,16.244,50.830,124.905,1162.977
April,74.230,78.783,6.893,1263.881,15.979,49.652,33.097,574.227
May,9.937,55.426,11.190,1398.017,15.199,47.422,9.168,767.836
June,83.022,55.813,25.390,1366.531,15.060,34.682,10.480,725.201
July,101.712,4.447,20.547,1445.159,15.702,55.023,43.975,761.876
August,100.590,17.832,48.887,1501.692,15.035,53.294,69.187,629.406
September,88.500,57.460,33.680,1381.600,14.186,54.254,58.936,755.488
October,78.827,151.236,18.795,1091.543,15.240,36.207,82.681,1136.627
November,89.965,180.527,14.536,1137.129,14.034,40.946,136.157,1060.059
December,105.723,106.462,17.640,1232.838,16.366,39.201,135.591,1248.375
Source: SEAI & EirGrid