In 2015, wind generation accounted for 22.8% of the electricity generated and was the second largest source of electricity generation after natural gas - SEAI.
The SEAI have reported that wind was the second largest source of electricity generation and ahead of coal power for the first time in 2015.
This means it is now providing a considerable amount of power in a given year. Neither gas or coal power receive a subsidy. Instead they receive the market price.
Coal produced the same amount of power in 2014 as wind did in 2015 (22%) but without a subsidy.