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Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern  at the  opening of Viridian’s Huntstown power station in Dublin in 2003. The company wants to close its two Huntstown facilities with the loss of 40 jobs because one of them failed to secure  a new payments contract from Eirgrid.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regulators have blocked the proposed closure of two power plants in Dublin next May as the move could hit security of electricity supplies. Electrici(...)

It is clear that despite pockets of local opposition to electricity pylons, the Government expects EirGrid to press ahead with the cross-border interconnector. Photograph: iStock

The National Development Plan 2018-2027 envisages that commercially-operated state owned enterprises (SOEs), will be expected to make a significant ov(...)

Viridian is challenging the design of the new electricity market, of which the capacity auction was a part.

The closure of Viridian’s two electricity generators at Huntstown in Co Dublin is “credit negative” for the company, according to Moody’s, the multina(...)

Viridian said it may have to close two power plants at Huntstown, Co Dublin, after one of them failed to secure a contract for new payments from EirGrid. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Talks are set to get under way on the future of power plants facing possible closure in the Republic and Northern Ireland with the loss of hundreds of(...)

Eirgrid and SONI told the industry, but made little effort to tell the public, the supposed beneficiaries of the €200 million savings. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

It is hard to imagine a State body not trumpeting an initiative that it believes will save consumers and businesses €200 million a year. But that is j(...)

Eirgrid, SONI and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities are reorganising the electricity market at the behest of the EU. Photograph: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch/Bloomberg

All of SSE Airtricity’s power plants have qualified for new contracts from the Republic’s national grid in a shake-up of the electricity market. Elec(...)

Kilroot power station: Its owner, AES Corporation, said the station could close by May. Photograph: Robin Somes

Several power plants around the country are facing closure, with a possible loss of hundreds of jobs, following the first step in a planned shake-up o(...)

The North-South electricity interconnector has been delayed for several years due to opposition to scores of pylons being erected. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters.

The creation of a 138km North-South electricity interconnector moved a step closeron Tuesday when the North’s Department of Infrastructure granted fu(...)

Eirgrid’s interconnector project comprises a 400kV overhead line circuit linking an existing substation in Woodland, Co Meath, with a planned substation in Turleenan, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Getty

A High Court judge has dismissed a second legal challenge to the planned 138km north-south electricity interconnector. Mr Justice Max Barrett also re(...)

Bord na Móna wind farm in Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s dividend from some of Ireland’s biggest semi-State companies fell 46 per cent last year on the back of weaker profits and the non-recurren(...)

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