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Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renewable energy, but it has to convince people of the benefits first, Eirgrid’s chief executive has said. File photograh: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ireland has the potential to deliver a world-class power system by 2030 with an electricity grid capable of operating with close to 100 per cent renew(...)

The five-week programme will be held off-site in compliance with Covid-19 restrictions

Eirgrid, the company responsible for managing and operating the national grid, kicks off its 2021 graduate development programme on September 30th. Th(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley: ‘Seven communities around Ireland got the money together to put the projects in place.’

The first auction held under the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) has resulted in almost 500MW of onshore wind projects, 796MW of solar(...)

A number of the west Cork club players have been tested for the virus and the results have come back negative. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Three GAA clubs in west Cork have temporarily halted all activity as a precautionary measure amid fears that some club members may have come in contac(...)

Data centres in the Republic are bolstering demand for electricity.

Data centres are helping to prop up electricity demand in the Republic, where lockdown energy consumption has fallen less than in Northern Ireland or (...)

 Gas Networks Ireland says  gas  provides up to 70%   of electricity on days when wind speeds are  too low to generate power

Bord Gáis Energy managing director Catherine O’Kelly says the company will not disconnect customers during the Covid-19 crisis, while it is working w(...)

Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley says efforts need to be redoubled and ‘the Richard Bruton ethos’ must be retained within the next administration. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

To ensure power supply across Ireland on a 24/7 basis is an immense requirement resting on EirGrid’s shoulders. To do it at a time of transition in th(...)

Obton and Shannon Energy intend spending €300 million over three years on building solar farms that will generate up to 500MW of electricity.

Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy plan to spend €300 million building plants that will generate electricity from solar power in the(...)

Physicist Brian Cox on stage with EirGrid chief Mark Foley at the launch of the company’s €2 billion grid transformation strategy at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Powering Ireland’s future

The reality of climate change is well understood, and beyond scientific doubt. The only question now is how fast society can respond to limit the dama(...)

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(...)

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