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Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months
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Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months

Oct 1st 2021, 12:55 PM 32,427 Views 80 Comments

Households supplied by Electric Ireland will see their electricity bill increase by 9.3% next month.

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
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Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,305 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages
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Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages

Sep 29th 2021, 4:46 PM 15,151 Views 28 Comments

Data centres and the closure of fossil fuel-fired power stations have something to do with it.

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
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Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 52,749 Views 140 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.
The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
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The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:50 AM 10,571 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?
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Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?

Sep 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 42,828 Views 21 Comments

Buzzzz.

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter
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Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter

Sep 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,312 Views 61 Comments

The price of electricity, gas and fuel in Ireland have increased by 19.6% in the last year.

Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?
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Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?

Sep 22nd 2021, 12:48 PM 22,486 Views 27 Comments

Prices have been rising in recent months – but has that encouraged you to change?

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida
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One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida

Sep 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 8,163 Views 2 Comments

US President Joe Biden surveyed the damage yesterday.

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns
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Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns

Aug 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,201 Views 88 Comments

John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June
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Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June

May 12th 2021, 4:17 PM 8,449 Views 9 Comments

The moratorium was put in place to help customers for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector
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Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Sep 14th 2020, 6:02 PM 25,608 Views 22 Comments

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach
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# Winter Bills

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:24 PM 28,382 Views 36 Comments

Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
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# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,860 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen
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About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 36,910 Views 24 Comments

The areas most affected include North and East Cork, Tipperary, East Limerick, East Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland
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Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland

Dec 18th 2019, 10:02 PM 36,584 Views 8 Comments

A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
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'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,834 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit
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# Business As Usual

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit

Oct 13th 2019, 9:00 PM 21,336 Views 8 Comments

There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line
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# Celtic Interconnector

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

Oct 2nd 2019, 9:34 PM 24,643 Views 70 Comments

The project will link Ireland’s electricity network to France via an underwater connection and is expected to be completed by 2026

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity
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Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Jun 16th 2019, 4:47 PM 26,415 Views 17 Comments

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
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The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,756 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country
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21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 11:07 PM 102,083 Views 58 Comments

Multiple weather warnings are in place.

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
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More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,451 Views 66 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April
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Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April

Feb 27th 2019, 1:30 PM 17,883 Views 40 Comments

It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds
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Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds

Jan 27th 2019, 7:48 AM 39,263 Views 27 Comments

The ESB said it had crews working to restore power in affected areas.

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar
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Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Jan 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 34,583 Views 21 Comments

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans
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# ESB

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 88,067 Views 71 Comments

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit
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# Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

Oct 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,051 Views 44 Comments

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

10,000 customers still without power in wake of Storm Callum
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10,000 customers still without power in wake of Storm Callum

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 1:19 PM 49,341 Views 44 Comments

ESB Networks said it expects to restore power to the majority of areas by tonight.

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
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Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

Oct 5th 2018, 5:31 PM 14,492 Views 29 Comments

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
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Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

Oct 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,891 Views 38 Comments

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees
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People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees

Sep 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,734 Views 2 Comments

Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country
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# Storm Impact

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

Sep 20th 2018, 8:05 PM 7,161 Views 5 Comments

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*
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Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*

Aug 7th 2018, 9:58 PM 17,017 Views 72 Comments

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices
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# Not Gas

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:46 PM 24,371 Views 52 Comments

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month
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# Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month

Jun 27th 2018, 4:08 PM 14,799 Views 31 Comments

The company is increasing its residential electricity prices and residential gas prices from 1 August.

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year
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Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

Jun 1st 2018, 1:56 PM 15,756 Views 52 Comments

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country
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Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country

Mar 1st 2018, 10:10 PM 103,306 Views 53 Comments

ESB is estimating that 8pm tomorrow is the soonest time that any power outages can be repaired.

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up
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Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up

Mar 1st 2018, 8:11 PM 47,878 Views 46 Comments

Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin
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Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:35 AM 29,270 Views 34 Comments

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

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