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Eirgrid has to increase the average amount of renewable electricity the grid can carry to 70 per cent by 2030 from 40 per cent now. Photograph: iStock

National electricity grid operator Eirgrid has recruited two partners to work on a €300,000 project to boost the flow of renewable power on its system(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: The company made an after-tax profit of almost €12m last year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

National grid operator Eirgrid will pay a €4 million dividend to the State after earning profits last year of €12 million. The State-owned company, r(...)

Limerick hurlers celebrate their 2020 All-Ireland win at a vacant Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new GAA season comes swooping into our living rooms on Saturday night and first on show are the All-Ireland hurling champions, Limerick. The auto(...)

Data centres and electric vehicles are two of the main factors expected to drive a dramatic increase in demand for electricity. File photograph: Getty

Data centres, which consume large amounts of electricity, will be critical to a thriving Irish economy and to modern lifestyles in coming years, but a(...)

Ireland has exceptional untapped wind resources, particularly offshore, which equates to 10 times the 5,000 megawatts currently installed on the island of Ireland.

Ireland will have a sufficient amount of renewable wind energy projects to help reduce carbon emissions by 51 per cent over the next decade but the bi(...)

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(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘We are willing to look at radical solutions. It is incumbent on us not to rule anything out.’

Ireland’s power grid needs to undergo a fundamental transformation if the country is to meet its ambitious 2030 renewable energy targets. That transfo(...)

Mountlucas Wind farm in  Co Offaly. One proposal in the document – Shaping our Electricity Future, published on Monday – is that the State determines where all future wind farms will be built. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Closing Dublin to new data centres is among proposals that national electricity grid operator Eirgrid will table in a consultation on the system’s fut(...)

The conference was told that Eirgrid would be implementing measures to increase the security of Irish electricity supply. File photograph: Getty

Cutting Ireland’s carbon emissions by half over the next decade will be immensely challenging but it is achievable, according to Minister for the Envi(...)

Mark Foley, CEO of Eirgrid: ‘Our engineers in the national control centre have seen demand for electricity increase significantly in recent days, culminating in a record spike in demand on Thursday.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Christmas lights, cold weather and data centres helped drive electricity consumption in the Republic to a new record of more than 5,100 megawatts (MW)(...)

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