Bord Gáis powers

Bord Gáis tests its first electricity power plant this week, part of its ambitious plans to become what chief executive John Mullins calls ‘a full-blown energy company’

17th April, 2010

After a hectic year in 2009, Bord Gáis chief executive John Mullins still has a ‘‘very full inbox’’ of plans for the growing utility company.

Last year, the company recruited more than 200,000 electricity customers through its ‘Big Switch’ initiative, raised €900 million from international investors and bought wind farm operator SWS in a deal worth more than €500 million.

There is little sign of a slowdown by Mullins,...

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