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The direction of travel will be ‘shaped by political, economic, technological and environmental changes’, according to EirGrid chief executive Mark Foley. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ireland’s transmission system operator EirGrid has released its latest analysis of how Ireland’s electricity sector might evolve over the next 20 year(...)

The Government’s target is to meet 70%  of electricity demand from renewable sources – mainly wind – by 2030.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Further developments should follow the news that Dublin Array has sought a foreshore licence allowing it to survey the area around a proposed €1.5 bil(...)

A key benefit of the facilities is that they can store power that is generated by wind farms.

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is to invest €10 million in Gore Street, a London-based energy fund with Irish assets in Co Kildare and C(...)

Electricity networks on both sides of the Border integrated in 2007 to create a single wholesale market. Photograph: iStock

UK prime minister Boris Johnson wants the all-Ireland electricity market subject to a Stormont veto in his Brexit deal proposals. Electricity network(...)

The new cable will connect the Cork and Breton coasts. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission will fund over half of the €1 billion Celtic interconnector which will connect Ireland’s electricity network to France. The (...)

Richard Bruton: acknowledged that the Republic would still need fossil fuel during periods when “the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton announced a review of the Republic’s fossil fuel needs shortly after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to (...)

Physicist Brian Cox speaking at EirGrid’s  launch of its new five-year strategy. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Electricity grid operator EirGrid will spend more than €2 billion over the next five years to prepare the system for 2030, when more than two-thirds o(...)

The Corrib Gas field is due to run out in 2025. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic this week joined Belize, Costa Rica, France and New Zealand in banning oil exploration. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the United Nations th(...)

Duncan O’Toole and Dr Paddy Finn, co-founders of Electricity Exchange.

The electricity grid is a very finely balanced and surprisingly delicate piece of infrastructure. It is designed to operate at a frequency of 50hz and(...)

Duncan O’Toole, and Dr Paddy Finn, Co-founders of Electricity Exchange.

Electricity Exchange: keeping the grid in balance The electricity grid is a very finely balanced and surprisingly delicate piece of infrastructure. I(...)

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