‘Power grid upgrade plans must be expanded’

More upgrades to existing strategy must be put in place if electricity sector is to reach carbon reduction targets, report says

The government will launch its finalised carbon ceilings for each sector next week, and electricity is expected to be given the largest 2030 reduction target of 81 per cent

Additional power grid upgrades beyond existing plans will be needed if the electricity sector is to achieve its carbon reduction targets by 2030, according to a new report.

Bridging the Gap: Towards a zero-carbon power grid was commissioned by Wind Energy Ireland and written by Baringa and TNEI, both of whom are specialist energy consultants.

The report found that while an ambitious carbon ceiling equating to 81 per cent emissions reductions by 2030 was still ...