€400 Million Investment in Wind Energy by Bord Gais Energy

Having just officially opened its first developed wind farm, Bord Gais Energy (BGE) plans to bring a second facility on stream in 2012 as part of a €400 million investment programme to create a further 250MWs of wind energy over the next three years. Bord Gáis Energy’s first developed wind farm, Ballymartin Wind Farm, is … Read more

Natural Gas Comes to Cahir

Natural gas is now available in Cahir, County Tipperary for the first time following the completion of a €2m construction project, which was delivered ahead of schedule by Bord Gais. The connection of Cahir marks the final stage of Bord Gais’s ‘New Towns Phase 2 Project’ that has, to date, successfully connected the following towns … Read more

Bord Gais Continues to Invest in Power Generation Assets

Bord Gais Eireann is showing strong growth in its gas and electricity businesses, continued development of new assets and a significant increase in its energy customer numbers. Despite the challenging domestic environment, the company performed well in 2010. Turnover grew by 12% to Eur1.51 billion, while profit before tax remained relatively stable at Eur120 million. … Read more

ESB Electric Ireland Unveils New Price Plans

As ESB Electric Ireland competes, for the first time, in the deregulated residential electricity and gas markets, the company is launching a new range of price plans for the residential electricity and gas markets that will offer substantial savings for customers. These include: * Savings of up to 17% on electricity unit rates, representing the … Read more

Ocean Energy Could Create 70,000 Jobs and be Worth €120 Billion

At a recent meeting of Irish and international ocean energy experts, John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gais, spoke of his concern that not enough investment and planning is being put into developing Ireland’s ocean energy resources, an industry which could create up to 70,000 jobs and deliver a cumulative benefit of €120 billion to … Read more

Bord Gais Opens New €400 Million Power Plant in Cork

Bord Gais has officially opened its first major electricity generating station at Whitegate in Cork. The 445 megawatts gas-fired Whitegate Power Plant is one of the most efficient electricity generation facilities in the world today and is a key strategic development for Bord Gais. It is also a key development for the State as it … Read more

Corporate Leaders Call For Urgent Progress on Climate Change Bill

A group of Irish business leaders has written to the Taoiseach asking him to bring the proposed legislation on climate change to the Oireachtas before the end of the year. ‘Irish Corporate Leaders on Climate Change’ say the legislation is urgent for a number of reasons. It will bring the clarity and certainty to government … Read more

More Consumer Friendly Proposals on Disconnection Charges Requested

The Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has requested that ESB, Bord Gais, Airtricity and the Energy Regulator devise more consumer focused policies regarding disconnection of electricity supplies to domestic and commercial users. This move was prompted by the revelation that Bord Gais has in the region of 26,000 customers currently in arrears … Read more

Bord Gais, ESB, Airtricity and Regulator Face Oireachtas Committee

Following a doubling in the rate of electricity disconnections and a warning by Bord Gais of a ‘social recession’, the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources will question officials from Bord Gais, ESB, Airtricty and the Commission for Energy Regulation today, 29th September at 9:45 am. The Committee has asked the regulator and … Read more

€3.6 Million Investment in Wavebob

Wavebob, the Irish technology company specialising in ocean wave energy conversion, has secured a grant of $2.4 million (€1.83 million) from the US Department of Energy to prepare for a commercial-scale wave energy demonstration project planned for US waters in 2013. Bord Gais will also invest €1.8 million in Wavebob, bringing the total investments to … Read more