Kinsale gas field has ‘huge potential’ for energy storage, says ESB

The government is preparing to launch its new energy security framework, which will propose solutions to Ireland’s gas security issues

Jim Dollard: ‘Ireland is at the very end of long gas pipelines, so we think gas storage is an important part of the solution for security of supply’.

The depleted Kinsale gas field off the coast of Cork should be used as a strategic natural gas storage site to bolster Ireland’s energy security, before eventually storing zero-carbon hydrogen gas, the executive director of generation and trading with the ESB has said.

Jim Dollard was speaking to the Business Post at the Offshore Wind Energy Conference in the Dublin Royal Convention Centre last week. He said Ireland’s energy security issues meant we needed some ...