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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

Last 3 Months (GWh)YTD GWh% Change in Jan and Year to Date 2021
Electricity Generation Nov-20 Dec-20 Jan-21 Jan - Jan YTD 1 month 3 month Jan - Jan YTD
Conventional Thermal 1,479 1,520 1,764 1,764 16.1% 19.3% 21.4%
Coal 90 106 273 273 158.6% 203.9% 6879.9%
Co-fired Peat & Biomass 181 106 58 58 -45.2% -67.7% -70.4%
Oil 15 18 43 43 142.3% 194.1% 264.2%
Natural Gas 1,137 1,233 1,318 1,318 6.9% 15.9% 12.3%
Other Renewables 14 16 16 16 -0.6% 15.9% 1.0%
Wastes 41 39 54 54 37.8% 31.9% 11.3%
Other (CHP etc) 2 2 2 2 -5.8% 0.0% -12.5%
Non-Combustible Renewable Generation 1,196 1,384 1,074 1,074 -22.4% -10.2% -16.1%
Hydro 136 136 130 130 -3.8% -4.2% 25.6%
Wind 1,060 1,248 943 943 -24.4% -11.0% -19.8%
Other 0 0 0 0 - - -
Indigenous Generation 2,675 2,904 2,838 2,838 -2.3% 6.1% 3.8%
Net imports -27 -36 16 16 - - -
Imports 147 144 113 113 -21.9% -23.4% -46.4%
Exports -175 -180 -97 -97 -46.0% -44.3% -24.9%
Total Generation 2020 2,648 2,868 2,854 2,854 -0.5% 7.8% 1.4%
Pumped Hydro Storage -13 -23 -18 -18 -19.2% 45.6% -21.1%
Pumping -29 -45 -42 -42 -6.2% 45.4% -14.1%
Generated 16 22 24 24 7.0% 45.3% -7.8%
Total Generated Less Pumped Hydro Storage Losses 2,635 2,846 2,835 2,835 -0.4% 7.6% 1.6%

Electricity generation including net imports

Total Electricity Generation,2021,2020
Jan,2854,2814
Feb,,2694
Mar,,2716
Apr,,2239
May,,2260
Jun,,2251
Jul,,2390
Aug,,2392
Sep,,2404
Oct,,2622
Nov,,2648
Dec,,2868
Source: SEAI

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
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Source: SEAI

Generation by fuel type - 2020

,Coal,Co-fired Peat & Biomass,Oil,Natural Gas,Other Renewables,Wastes,Hydro,Wind
January,130,234,20,1231,17,12,67,873
February,88,184,5,852,14,44,87,1109
March,61,205,7,1088,17,35,117,920
April,10,210,16,1286,16,48,53,741
May,2,171,17,1545,17,50,21,501
June,62,143,8,1371,16,50,39,577
July,2,55,9,1541,15,46,16,441
August,25,116,6,1164,16,43,56,721
September,41,165,7,1136,15,38,67,694
October,10,212,17,1197,16,45,118,806
November,78,215,13,1313,27,52,112,876
December,70,195,7,1090,25,41,124,1095
Source: SEAI