Dublin energy shortfall predicted after ESB drops gas projects
The firm is to pay €2 million in compensation, but this leaves a gap in power supply as demand from data centres snowballs
The ESB is to pay €2 million in termination fees after it pulled out of building two gas-fired power generators in Dublin next year, the Business Post has learned.
The decision could result in a huge gap between power supply and demand in Dublin from next year. The county is seeing an unprecedented surge in electricity demand, driven primarily by energy-hungry data centres.
Eirgrid, the national grid operator, holds auctions for new power supply projects...
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