Eirgrid to spend €100m on emergency power for winter
Move to secure 200 megawatts of rented power comes amid concerns that current power generation is insufficient to meet demand during winter
Eirgrid is set to spend in excess of €100 million to secure 200 megawatts of rented emergency power generation capacity this winter, the Business Post can reveal.
The move comes amid heightened concerns that the country’s current fleet of power generation will not be enough to meet energy demand during the winter months.
In a bid to close the expected supply gap, Eirgrid, under direction from the Commission for Regulation of Utilities...
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