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

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
19th September, 2021
State to import new electricity generators for next winter as energy crisis bites
Eirgrid, which operates the national power grid, and the CRU previously sought approval from Eamon Ryan to import 200 megawatts (MW) of power this winter at a cost of €130 million. Picture: Getty

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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