Improved Grid Will Facilitate Economic Recovery

The upgraded national grid which is being put in place will provide a platform for Irish economic recovery and inward investment, according to EirGrid. During 2011, EirGrid completed approximately 80 km of new circuits as part of its Grid25 strategy and over 300 km of existing circuits were upgraded. A further 160 km of new … Read more

Public Consultation Commences on €500 Million Grid Link Project

Public consultation has started on the Grid Link Project, an estimated Eur500 million development planned by EirGrid to upgrade the electricity grid. The development will involve the construction of a new power line linking Leinster and Munster. The Grid Link Project is a key element of EirGrid’s Grid25 strategy – a Eur3.2 billion investment in … Read more

Wind Farm Developers Granted Improved Access to Electricity Transmission Grid

Wind farm developers have been granted improved access to the electricity transmission grid following a change to the rules that removes a significant market risk for them. After representations from EirGrid, the Commission for Energy Regulation has changed market access rules giving 1621 megawatts of wind power, representing 131 wind farms, the prospect of improved … Read more

EirGrid Completes Transmission Grid Connection Offer Programme

EirGrid has completed its work in offering transmission grid connections to wind farms as part of the Gate 3 programme. The Gate 3 grid connection offer programme is one which has the potential to result in a three-fold increase in the amount of renewable energy on the electricity network and EirGrid has been working with … Read more

Wind Generation Not Increasing Wholesale Electricity Prices

A new study on the Irish electricity system has revealed that the growing levels of wind generation on the Irish electricity network are not adding to the wholesale price of electricity. The report by grid operator EirGrid and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, uses detailed modelling tools to look in detail at the wholesale … Read more

Energy Key to Economic Recovery

Competitive reliable and sustainable power will be key to economic recovery in Ireland and Northern Ireland, it was stated today at the opening of a major energy conference in County Louth. The 2010 EirGrid Group Customer Conference, entitled ‘Working together for a sustainable future’, was addressed by EirGrid Group chairperson Bernie Gray and by group … Read more

Potential for Ireland as International Test Bed for Smart Grid Development

Ireland has already begun to play a leading role in the development of the smart grid and now needs to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist for business to use Ireland as a test bed given this country’s research, skills and technologies. This is according to a new report published by the Sustainable Energy … Read more