RenewableNI is the voice of Northern Ireland’s renewable electricity industry

...working with our members and stakeholders to create a better future, powered by clean electricity.

Representing over 35 businesses across the sector we foster knowledge exchange, policy development, support and consensus on best practice between stakeholders.

As a collaboration between Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) and RenewableUK (RUK), we also work closely with both trade bodies on issues impacting the renewable electricity industry across the UK and Ireland.

Development

We promote responsible development, support good community engagement and the delivery of low-cost electricity generation from sources such as wind, solar, tidal and battery storage, using our greatest natural resources.

Expertise

We bring together expertise from across our membership to deliver better policy to facilitate increasing levels of low-carbon generation.

Fair Practice

With the support of our partners, WEI and RUK, we provide a conduit for knowledge exchange and sharing best practice to enhance the far reaching benefits of the renewables sector.

The Present

target
0
2000

jobs created by the renewable electricity industry

£
0
15
m/year

in rates

£
0
144
m/year

operations and development spend

0
49
%

of NI electricity from renewables in 2020

£
0
2.4
m annual

annual community benefits

80 by 30 Target

80 by 30 would generate over £3bn of new investment

£
0
365
m/year

operations & maintenance spend

0
2500
mw

of additional renewable capacity (onshore wind)

0
70
%

reduction in CO2 emissions

the present

Key Achievements

£
0
1.5
bn

invested by the renewables industry directly in NI

£
0
135
m

saved on consumer bills since 2000

Currently our grid can accommodate up to 70% renewable electricity at any one time due to world leading innovations.

0
9
Mt

tonnes of carbon saved in past 20 years

0
1684
MW

current renewable electricity capacity

Enough renewable capacity to power over 700,000 homes.

Careers

With £1.5bn invested in renewables in Northern Ireland, renewable energy is one of the fastest-growing industries in the region. By working within the sector, you are helping shape the future of the renewable electricity in Northern Ireland.

Career choices in the renewable energy sector are wide-ranging and diverse, from project managers and engineers, to communications professionals and business developers. Find out more on current opportunities via the links below.

Our Members