Almost 1% of Ireland’s electricity was nuclear-generated last year

Some 16% of the energy imported from Britain in 2020 came from nuclear power

18th October, 2021
Almost 1% of Ireland’s electricity was nuclear-generated last year
Ireland has been prohibited from producing nuclear fission to generate electricity since the enactment of the electricity regulation act 1999. Picture: Getty

Around 1 per cent of Ireland’s electricity came from nuclear energy last year.

At least 0.93 per cent of Ireland’s electricity in 2020 was generated by nuclear power plants in Britain and was part of the electricity the state imported.

Last year Ireland imported 1,762 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity from Britain, figures from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland show. Of that electricity, 15.97 per cent came from nuclear power.

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