ESB faces three-way split

The ESB could be broken up into three companies each with competing power-generation plants, according to a radical proposal being examined by government-appointed consultants.

15th October, 2005

The ESB could be broken up into three companies each with competing power-generation plants, according to a radical proposal being examined by government-appointed consultants.

The consultants are also considering the case for minimal changes to the ESB's ownership structure to ensure it retains expertise, secures supply and remains a strong player in a wider Irish and British market sought by the EU, according to informed sources.

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