Minister Richard Bruton told  Green Party leader Eamon Ryan that in response to the possibility of blackouts in the North, it was planned to bring coal-fired power plants there that were due to be decommissioned back into service, if needed. File photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Because of the risk that Britain will leave the EU without a deal, emergency legislation will have to include measures to ensure supply of electricity(...)

Irish Water is regulated by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator paid €202,638 in bonuses to staff in 2017 as its deficit reduced by 15 per cent to €1.09 million. Th(...)

ESB aims to install up to 2.5 million smart meters in homes around the country

Ireland’s largest ever internet of things (IoT) project has just been announced by the ESB. Over the next six years the electricity utility aims to in(...)

Parteen Weir on Lough Derg is part of the Shannon water system. Irish Water plans to build a 170 km long pipe from the Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish Water insists the €1.3 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin will not be delayed by a review of the proposal. The inde(...)

ESB Networks managing director said the upgrade to modern meters was an important enabler of Ireland’s climate action plan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The first phase of a €1.1 billion national electricity meter replacement programme to introduce smart meters to homes and businesses was announced by (...)

A contractor has received a criminal conviction  over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

The criminal conviction of a contractor over electrical work that threatened a house fire in south Co Dublin should serve as a warning to all unregist(...)

Banks co-funding these projects are worried that if they go ahead and build these wind farms and the March deadline is missed, then they do not qualify for REFIT scheme. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A total of 16 wind energy projects – with full planning permission and grid connection offers – “are at medium or high risk of not being built”, the I(...)

More than €30 million has been invested in the network over the last eight years, resulting in about 900 public charge points.

Drivers of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will have to pay at public charging points for the first time next year, the ESB has said. The charg(...)

Denis O’Sullivan managing director of Gas Networks Ireland. “We connect between 13,000 and 14,000 new customers a year, and we operate one of the safest and most reliable networks in Europe.” Photograph:  Shane O’Neill

Denis O’Sullivan may have an answer to a quandary facing Irish agriculture. Our beef and dairy industries have drawn flak as a source of greenhouse ga(...)

 The Huntstown gas power station, a unit of Viridian Group, in Huntstown near Dublin.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The value of bonds in Viridian edged higher on Friday as it emerged that the Northern Ireland power company’s US owner, I-Squared Capital, is consider(...)

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