‘A data centre with a load of 60 MW would be comparable to the load usage of a large town/small city such as Kilkenny,’ says Eirgrid. Photograph: iStock

A question mark hangs over the prospects of more than 30 data centres getting promised electricity grid connections after regulators proposed curbing (...)

According to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities there were 240,006 domestic electricity customers in arrears in February, along with 112,833 gas customers. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of families face potential “bill shock” when a moratorium on gas and electricity disconnections is lifted this week, the St Vinc(...)

According to the CRU, 240,006 households had fallen behind with their electricity bills by February of this year, while 112,833 owed arrears for their gas supplies. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of Irish families owe almost €90 million in gas and electricity bill arrears following more than a year of Covid-19 curbs, official figures (...)

Regulators fear that arrears have been growing since the Government first locked the State down in March 2020. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of thousands of families and employers face mounting arrears on energy bills following 14 months of Government Covid curbs, official figures (...)

Greater clarity on Irish Water’s ‘remedial action list’ of problematic water supplies that pose the most risk to consumers is required, the Water Advisory Body (WAB) has said.

Greater clarity on Irish Water’s “remedial action list” of problematic water supplies that pose the most risk to consumers is required, the Water Advi(...)

The Irish Water scheme provides customers with support in identifying and fixing leaks.

An additional 600,000 customers will be able to benefit from Irish Water’s free leak repair service following a broadening of eligibility criteria app(...)

This year was seminal in trying to win hearts and minds in scaling up climate ambition,  the annual conference of Wind Energy Ireland was told on Tuesday. File photograph: iStock

The biggest challenge facing Ireland as it seeks to halve its carbon emissions, strengthen its power grid and decarbonise electricity generation is se(...)

Despite mounting concerns over bills and usage, the numbers switching providers to save money remains very low. Photograph: iStock

More than one in 10 people say Covid-19 has reduced their capacity to pay their electricity and gas bills while 20 per cent are concerned about the im(...)

The CRU deals with complaints in respect of energy suppliers and network operators. Photograph: iStock

More than a third of complaints about energy suppliers dealt with by the State’s utilities regulator were upheld in favour of the consumer, the watchd(...)

ESB’s current strategy is entirely based on Ireland’s need to move to a low-carbon energy system as part of meeting the Paris Agreement, an ESB spokesman said. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The ESB has strongly defended its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and rejected a suggestion its investment plans will cause fossil fuel “lock-(...)

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