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Ireland energy report

Ireland energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Ireland energy market data.

Ireland energy report
Update: April, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 36 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Ireland energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Ireland. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2017 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The carbon tax, introduced in 2009, now stands at €20/tCO2.

    The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is responsible for the country's overall energy policy, including energy security, and competitiveness, governance of public energy companies and sustainable energy policy.

    The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) has regulated the electricity ...

  • Energy Supply


    Ireland has limited energy reserves, except for important peat reserves, estimated at 150 Mt. The gas reserves (30 bcm) and coal reserves (14 Mt) remain relatively modest.

    Ireland's import independency has increased significantly from 16% in 2000 to 36% in 2017 thanks to the commissioning of the Corrib gas field. Net energy imports peaked in 2008, and decreased by 30% since then, ...

  • Energy Prices


    The prices of electricity are driven by the international gas price as gas dominates the power mix. Between 2010 and 2014, the average price of electricity increased by 31% for households; it has decreased slightly and flattened until 2018, down 7% to €21.4c/kWh. The residential electricity price was 5% higher than the EU average in 2017.

    After increasing by 26% between 2010 and 2013, ...

  • Energy Consumption

    In 2017, consumption per capita was 2.9 toe (down from 3.2 toe in 2010) and 8.5% below the EU average. Per capita electricity consumption was 5 400 kWh in 2018, down from 6 100 kWh in 2006, and 4% below the EU average.


    Total energy consumption decreased by more than 2%/year between 2007 and 2014 due to the economic ...

  • Issues & Prospects

    According to the fourth NEEAP published in 2017, the total final energy consumption will grow by an average of 3%/year until 2020, reaching 149 TWh in the baseline scenario.

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In the Ireland market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (€/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (€c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (€c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 11: Oil consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 12: Oil consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 13: Electricity consumption (TWh)
  • GRAPH 14: Electricity consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 15: Natural gas consumption (bcm)
  • GRAPH 16: Gas consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)
  • GRAPH 17: Coal consumption (Mt)
  • GRAPH 18: Coal consumption breakdown by sector (2017, %)

In the Ireland market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.
  • Infrastructure Projects: Covers power plant projects by energy, technology, status and operator, Gas plant projects by status and operator and LNG contracts.

The Ireland market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2017 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Ireland Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Ireland energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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