ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes introduced since 2000 mean the ESB is no longer a State-owned monopoly that generates electricity and supplies it to all households and busine(...)

Viridian is a leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market with two main brands, Energia in the Republic and Power NI north of the border

Energy group Viridian’s new owner may use the Irish company to buy similar businesses in Britain, according to one of its partners. Specialist invest(...)

Minister for Energy Alex White: “Climate change is a challenge for all of us. It’s not something that just affects urban areas or just affects rural areas.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Ireland must be progressive and understand the “great opportunities” offered by wind energy investment, outgoing Minister for Energy and Natural Reso(...)

Viridian is a leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market with two main brands, Energia in the Republic and Power NI north of the border

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund is believed to have stepped back from its involvement in a consortium bidding for Viridian, the Belfast-based e(...)

Total dividends paid during the past ten years by ESB to the Exchequer amount to almost €1.5 billion

ESB reported a 43 per cent jump in pretax profits last year, as it paid a final dividend to the State of €214 million. The energy group, which employ(...)

Energy group Viridian moved back into the black last year, posting an after tax profit of €7.5 million, compared to a loss of €21.9 million the previous year.

Energy group Viridian moved back into the black last year, posting an after tax profit of €7.5 million, compared to a loss of €21.9 million the previo(...)

Viridian’s  372-tonne gas turbine generator at its power plant in Huntstown,  north Dublin

The owners of Bord Gáis Energy and Airtricity are thought to be in the race to buy their rival Viridian after submitting first-round offers for the b(...)

Reports  indicated that British-based utility Centrica – owners of Bord Gáis –  is likely to bid for Viridian. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bord Gáis Energy’s owner Centrica is likely to be among the bidders for rival Viridian, when the deadline for first-round offers closes on Friday. V(...)

Centrica managing director of Ireland Eddy Collier: “I love Ireland. It’s easy to live here.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Eddy Collier’s office, five floors above Dublin’s leafy Grand Canal banks, is a comfortable affair: a large desk, a snug couch big enough for a pow(...)

Mainstream Renewable Power wona  20-year mandate to feed the power from the wind farms into Chile’s regulated electricity market from 2017. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

A Chilean renewable energy joint venture involving Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) will invest $600 million (€544 million) in new wi(...)