Electricity system is stretched beyond capacity, Eirgrid to warn

The warning comes as Eirgid’s technical engineers are undergoing specific training to manage potential blackout scenarios this coming winter

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
26th September, 2021
Electricity system is stretched beyond capacity, Eirgrid to warn
A new report will warn that the electricity system is being stretched beyond its generation capabilities due to the “unprecedented” growth in demand from energy-hungry data centres.

It will not be possible to secure enough new electricity generation in the years ahead to meet the rapid increase in power demand, a new report from Eirgrid will warn when it is published this week.

The report comes as the Business Post has learned that Eirgid’s technical engineers are undergoing specific training to manage potential blackout scenarios this coming winter, as the country prepares for very tight power margins.

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