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€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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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ESBI and MCT to Develop Major Tidal Energy Project Off Antrim Coast

ESB International (ESBI) has entered an agreement with the pioneering tidal energy company Marine Current Turbines (MCT) to develop an initial phase of a 100MW tidal energy project off the Antrim coast in Northern Ireland. ESBI and MCT will work

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ESB’s Next Generation €360m Power Plant at Aghada Sets New Standards

ESB’s recently completed 435 megawatts natural gas-fired power plant at its Aghada site near Middleton in County Cork is the most efficient and cleanest large-scale thermal facility in Ireland and also one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The

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