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ESB wants to build a 75MW plant at Poolbeg, one of several gas-burning generators the energy group intends building in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State-owned ESB has temporarily shelved plans for a €500 million electricity generator at Poolbeg in Dublin to focus on building a smaller power plant(...)

The Neart na Gaoithe development  has a capacity of about 450 megawatts, allowing it to power 375,000 homes when it is commissioned in 2023.  Photograph: iStock

ESB confirmed a deal to acquire a 50 per cent stake in a Scottish offshore wind farm project owned by Electricite de France (EDF). The Neart na Gaoi(...)

All charged up for a change

With the climate marches in recent weeks, it’s obvious that people are more and more aware of the impact of human activity on the planet, but the chal(...)

With a sea area almost 10 times the size of its landmass, Ireland has very significant offshore wind capacity

The ESB and Belgian offshore wind developer Parkwind have reached an agreement “to kick-start the offshore wind-generation industry in the Republic” b(...)

  ESB archive power station image

The Electricity Supply Board has unveiled a wealth of previously unseen footage commissioned by the organisation over the past 90 years. Released to (...)

At the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge is the winning DIT team: Brian King, Lee Gibbons with Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, William Tunstead, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty and Cathal Kinirons.

Following an intense two-day challenge, four students from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have claimed the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge for (...)

Galway Wind Park, Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm, which was co-developed by SSE and Coillte in Cloosh Valley, Connemara.

Spurred on by the crisis that is being caused by climate change, the world’s global energy market is undergoing unprecedented upheaval. And the pace w(...)

By 2030 and 60 per cent of new car sales will be electric vehicles, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty predicted. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles and replacement of domestic heating systems using fossil fuels with heat pumps will be key to decarbonising I(...)

ESB has made two executive appointments.

ESB has made two executive appointments, promoting Geraldine Heavey to the position of executive director of enterprise services and Nicholas Tarrant (...)

ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty said the company’s “solid underlying financial position” ensured it was well placed to lead the transition to reliable, affordable low-carbon energy for Ireland. Photograph: Andres Poveda

ESB swung to a loss of €31.9 million last year having had to revalue a number of assets that aren’t compatible with Ireland’s drive for a low-carbon e(...)

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