ESB cancels three more contracts to build gas power plants in Dublin

The plants would have had a combined power generation capacity of close to 200MW and were meant to be in place by the end of this year

The dropping of the three additional gas power plants means that all five of the low-price ten-year gas power contracts for 2022 that ESB secured from Eirgrid have now been abandoned. Picture: Getty

The ESB has pulled out of delivering three more gas power plants in the Dublin region for this year in a move that will exacerbate an already constrained electricity supply situation in the capital.

The Business Post previously revealed that the semi-state energy company had pulled out of a contract to build two gas power plants in North Wall due to finish construction in 2022, which would have had a combined power capacity of 216 ...