‘Very tight’ energy system will scrape through winter, Energia says

The company will be taking part in two Eirgrid auctions next year to develop new gas-fired power plants for future winters

31st October, 2021
‘Very tight’ energy system will scrape through winter, Energia says
John Newman, managing director of flexible generation, trading and asset management with Energia Group, in the South Belfast, Castlereagh battery storage facility: ‘high energy prices for a good few months yet’. Picture: Arthur Allison /Pacemaker

Energy capacity will be extremely tight this winter, but there should be enough to see the country through the months of peak demand, the head of one of Ireland’s largest energy companies has said.

“It’s been well documented by Eirgrid and the energy regulator that the energy system is very tight right now. But the expectations are that there will be enough power generation this winter, albeit not with the level of comfort...

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