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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 8,443 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 25,577 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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Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:24 PM 28,372 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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Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,518 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 36,906 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 36,583 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 16,826 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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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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EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

Oct 2nd 2019, 9:34 PM 24,608 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 26,408 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 13,745 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 102,080 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 17,443 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 17,878 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 39,258 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 34,577 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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'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 88,058 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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European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

Oct 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,029 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 49,340 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 14,482 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 11,878 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 6,695 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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Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

Sep 20th 2018, 8:05 PM 7,155 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 17,011 Views 72 Comments

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices
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Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:46 PM 24,364 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 customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month

Jun 27th 2018, 4:08 PM 14,796 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 15,749 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 103,303 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 47,864 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 29,268 Views 34 Comments

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy
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Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

Jan 24th 2018, 9:02 AM 15,525 Views 54 Comments

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

Another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices - the fourth to do so this month
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Another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices - the fourth to do so this month

Oct 27th 2017, 12:33 PM 15,404 Views 42 Comments

Energia is increasing its household electricity prices by 3.9% from 1 December 2017.

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As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
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Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days

Oct 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 140,584 Views 86 Comments

ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.

Yet another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices
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Yet another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices

Oct 6th 2017, 5:59 PM 14,195 Views 50 Comments

Electric Ireland is increasing its household electricity prices by 4% from 1 February 2018.

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears
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Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 9,233 Views 21 Comments

The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.

SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices
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SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices

Sep 29th 2017, 4:30 PM 15,528 Views 70 Comments

Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for Switcher.ie.

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
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Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

Sep 21st 2017, 6:25 AM 32,863 Views 108 Comments

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy
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'This and the Donegal floods go hand-in-hand': How Ireland plans to get to grips with renewable energy

Sep 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 10,102 Views 19 Comments

A new government consultation wants feedback on how we fund sustainable energy in Ireland.

Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year
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Your electricity bill will now cost an extra €24 a year

Jul 28th 2017, 9:55 PM 24,737 Views 117 Comments

It was announced that the Public Service Obligation levy is being increased by 30%.

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