Government to Dispose of State Energy Assets

The Government intends to sell off Bord Gais Energy and some of ESB’s non-strategic power generation capacity as part of the State asset disposal programme agreed under the EU/IMF Programme, and as provided for in the Programme for Government. The Government has agreed with the Troika sale of state assets up to a value of … Read more

ESB is Overall Winner At 2011 Published Accounts Awards

ESB is the Overall Winner of this year’s Published Accounts Awards. A total of 29 Irish companies, not-for-profit organisations and charities competed as finalists across eight distinct award categories to be rewarded and recognised for achieving excellence in financial reporting. The Published Accounts Awards are organised by the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society and are sponsored … Read more

€235 Million Loan to Fund ‘Smart’ Investment in Ireland’s Electricity Networks

ESB and the European Investment Bank have signed a new loan facility which will provide Eur235 million funding for ESB’s ambitious investment programme to develop smarter and more sustainable electricity network infrastructure in Ireland. The loan, from the European Union’s long-term lending institution, will provide 50% funding for an investment programme of Eur470 million which … Read more

ESB-led WestWave Project Submitted For EU Funding

ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism. The WestWave Project aims to develop the first wave energy project in Ireland by 2015 by … Read more

ESB ecars Accelerates Fast Charge Point Rollout

ESB ecars has unveiled its plans for the rollout of fast charge points in service stations across the country from May onwards, which should see 30 service stations in the scheme by the end of 2011. Under agreements with Topaz, Maxol Group and Lidon, a number of fast charge points will be available in service … Read more

Endesa Receives Green Light For Tarbert Power Station

Endesa, Spain’s leading utilities company, has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanala to commence work on the first phase of a new 450 megawatts combined-cycle gas turbine power plant at the former ESB station at Tarbert in County Kerry. The new facility will be constructed in two phases over four years. The first … Read more

€50 Million Wind Farm in County Clare to Proceed

Bord Pleanala has rejected an appeal by An Taisce against a Clare County Council decision to allow Hibernian Windpower to construct a wind farm incorporating 11 turbines of approximately 2500kW capacity each, at Boolynageragh, Lissycasey. The development site, which is 3 kilometres north of Lissycasey, will have total rated electrical output of 27.5MW. The capital … Read more

Government and ESB Sign New Electric Car Deal With PSA Peugeot Citroen

PSA Peugeot Citroen has introduced two new electric car models to Ireland, as part of a deal with the Irish Government and ESB. Viewing Ireland as an ideal market for electric cars PSA Peugeot Citroen will supply the Irish market with the Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero. “Two years ago, I set out Ireland’s ambition … Read more

ESB Launches One Stop Shop For Home Energy Solutions

ESB has launched HALO, the new innovative, home energy efficiency service designed to enable homeowners to reduce their energy bills while ensuring that their homes are kept warm and comfortable in a more environmentally-friendly way. To better understand the needs of homeowners today, ESB carried out a survey earlier this year which revealed that 66% … Read more

Government Signs Electric Motoring Agreement With Toyota

The Government has signed an agreement with Toyota to deliver its new Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicle to the Irish market. The vehicle, which is the first Toyota hybrid to use lithium-ion batteries, will be available on a trial basis here in advance of its full launch to the market in 2012. As part of the … Read more