Editorial: No time to waste as national grid approaches a crisis point

Eamon Ryan will need to keep a close eye on the mechanisms intended to ensure that power supply meets demand while decarbonisation takes place

6th June, 2021
Editorial: No time to waste as national grid approaches a crisis point
A forthcoming change to grid planning, which will pivot away from the developer-led model that has existed to date and allow more centralised planning of the electricity system, will be key to ensuring the country’s energy security as we decarbonise. Picture: iStock

Last week, the Business Post revealed that Ireland’s electricity grid has been straining under the pressure of increasing demand and tightening supply in recent months.

The number of system alerts, which warn of a potential shortfall of available electricity supply, increased substantially in the last 12 months. This was due to a sharp rise in electricity demand, emergency outages at two major gas generators, the retirement of old power plants and...

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