Ryan: power supply gap is top priority for government

The Minister for Energy’s comments come after reports of amber energy alerts partly due to transition to renewables

6th June, 2021
Ryan: power supply gap is top priority for government
Eamon Ryan: 'We will have short-term, interim, open cycle gas and reactive power to keep balancing our system.' Picture: Julien Behal

Eamon Ryan has said the shrinking gap between Ireland’s electricity supply and rising demand is one of the “highest risk” and “most important issues” that must be addressed by the government in the coming year.

His comment comes after the Business Post revealed last week that the number of “system alerts” warning of potential power shortages in Ireland had increased significantly in the last year, while a mismatch between...

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