Our Story

GWP WebsiteSince 2008, SSE has invested over €2.5 billion in the development of Ireland’s sustainable energy infrastructure, helping to green our economy and secure our energy future.

We own and operates over 2,000MW of generation capacity on the island of Ireland, with 740MW coming from our 29 onshore wind farms. This makes SSE the largest generator of renewable energy in the all-island Single Electricity Market.

Our renewables portfolio includes Ireland's largest onshore wind farm, the 174MW Galway Wind Park, which we jointly developed with state forestry company Coillte.

We have also commissioned one of Ireland’s cleanest and most efficient power plants – the 464MW CCGT power station at Great Island, Co. Wexford - which generates enough energy to power over half a million homes.

Our retail arm in Ireland and Northern Ireland, SSE Airtricity, is the second largest energy supplier on the island, providing greener electricity, natural gas and essential services to home and business customers.

Through SSE Airtricity Utility Solutions, we are also Ireland’s leading public lighting contractor, maintaining around 250,000 street lights.

SSE is proud to have contributed over €6.5 million in funding to communities close to our wind farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland through the SSE Airtricity Community Fund, making a difference for more than 2,500 local groups and projects.

We employ around 1,000 people directly on the island of Ireland, and are proud to be a Living Wage employer in both Ireland and Northern Ireland.

In 2017, SSE Ireland was certified by Business in the Community Ireland to the Business Working Responsibly Mark, the ‘gold standard’ for Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Ireland.