Energy companies buy from ESB

More independent energy companies are buying wholesale electricity from the ESB because of the rise in gas prices, according to figures from the state company.

22nd July, 2006

More independent energy companies are buying wholesale electricity from the ESB because of the rise in gas prices, according to figures from the state company.

The energy regulator last week announced a further 34 per cent rise in gas prices from next October.

The increase has implications for the independent sector and competition, according to industry sources.

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