Varadkar told Amazon that Eirgrid could not guarantee extra supply for data centres

The Tánaiste’s remarks were detailed in briefing notes prepared for him ahead of a meeting with Amazon Ireland head Mike Beary last March

10th October, 2021
Varadkar told Amazon that Eirgrid could not guarantee extra supply for data centres
Leo Varadkar: ‘Eirgrid will not be in a position to agree additional capacity with data centres in 2021’

Eirgrid would not be able to guarantee additional energy capacity to meet data centre needs for 2021 and beyond, Leo Varadkar told Amazon earlier this year.

The national grid operator’s concerns were detailed in briefing notes prepared for the Tánaiste ahead of a meeting with Mike Beary, the head of Amazon in Ireland in March, where he told Varadkar that Amazon needed clarity on the grid capacity situation.

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