How to take control of our electricity usage this winter

Dr Ellen Diskin of ESB Networks explains how the Beat the Peak initiative can help all electricity customers, regardless of supplier, optimise and reduce their energy usage

Dr Ellen Diskin, head of the ESB Networks Local Connections programme lead: ‘The most visible challenge is balancing electricity supply with increasing demand.’ Picture: Andres Poveda

Everyone is aware of the need for sustainable energy and climate action – and since early 2022, the rising cost of energy is becoming impossible to ignore.

“Ireland is going from a traditional fossil-fuelled electricity system to running increasingly on renewable energy,” Dr Ellen Diskin, head of ESB Networks’ National Network, Local Connections programme, said.

“This creates a range of new operational challenges, as renewable energy varies depending on the wind each day. The most ...