The Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group (NIRIG) is the voice of renewables in Northern Ireland. It is a joint collaboration between the Irish Wind Energy Association and RenewableUK.
With over 20% of Northern Ireland’s electricity needs now coming from renewable sources, our economy is seeing significant and widespread benefits. The success of renewable energy in Northern Ireland gives us confidence that our shared ambition of 40% renewables can be delivered by 2020.
NIRIG represents the views of the renewable industry in Northern Ireland, providing a conduit for knowledge exchange, policy development, support and consensus on best practice between all stakeholders in renewable energy.
Our members are involved in the development of renewable projects such as wind, wave and tidal and solar, and are increasingly looking at future technologies like energy storage. The most important source of renewable power for Northern Ireland is wind energy, and Northern Ireland has some of the best resource in Europe. However, we are also seeing increased interest in other forms of renewables such as solar and biomass.
Northern Ireland has benefited from the growth of renewables, with employment focused in local areas around new projects. Today, onshore wind energy is delivering high levels of local content and Northern Ireland-wide economic benefits.