Plans to double emergency power generation agreed by government

The move comes as Ireland’s power demand is projected to outstrip supply forecasts from this winter

Ireland’s energy situation has been exacerbated by the scheduled shutting-down of the 620MW Tarbert oil power station at the end of 2023. Picture: Getty

The government has signed off on the purchasing of 650 megawatts (MW) of emergency power generation, more than doubling the state’s emergency power needs from next year.

The Business Post previously reported on plans to double the volume of emergency generation earlier this year, as demand for power accelerates beyond supply forecasts.

In a memo brought to cabinet today by Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Environment, plans were detailed for the purchase of an additional ...