New Dublin data centres barred from connecting to national grid

Sources in the data centre industry describe the move as an ‘effective moratorium’ on new developments in the greater Dublin region

Sources in the data centre industry said they were left ‘stunned’ by the news

New data centres planned for the greater Dublin region will be denied permission to connect to the national grid, the Business Post can reveal.

Eirgrid, the national grid operator, has told the data centre industry that it will not be able to provide them with new connection agreements for facilities in the region until 2028 at the earliest. The move amounts to an effective ban on the development of new facilities in the capital and ...