State to import new electricity generators for next winter as energy crisis bites
The Business Post understands that the Commission for Regulation of Utilities will write to Eirgrid this week instructing it to go ahead with plans to procure the generators
New plans to import emergency electricity generators worth hundreds of millions of euro for winter 2022 are underway, after efforts to secure them for this coming winter were abandoned last month, the Business Post can reveal.
The Business Post understands that the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) will write to Eirgrid this week instructing it to go ahead with plans to procure emergency generators for winter 2022. The new emergency generation is being...
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