Electricity increase plan abandoned after legal challenge


Plans for emergency generators capable of powering 38,000 homes that were to be installed this winter were dropped after a challenge in the High Court.

he 200 megawatts (MW) of additional emergency power generation capacity would have given a boost to the country’s power supplies, which are now on a razor’s edge.

The plan is believed to have been scrapped by Eirgrid, the semi-public company that operates the country’s electricity grid, following a challenge in the High Court over the summer.

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