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#Electricity

# electricity - Wednesday 25 May, 2022

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers
# Banking
# Banking

Electric Ireland moves to reassure KBC and Ulster Bank customers over direct debit switchovers

May 25th 2022, 7:29 PM 17,402 Views 7 Comments

The energy supplier has raised concerns about the ‘cumbersome’ paper-based process of switching some 65,000 customers.

# electricity - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show

May 3rd 2022, 2:53 PM 12,728 Views 35 Comments

The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.

# electricity - Friday 8 April, 2022

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected
# Rising Bills
# Rising Bills

Party leaders meeting next week on cost of living package but no ‘big bazooka measure’ expected

Apr 8th 2022, 2:09 PM 8,153 Views 12 Comments

Varadkar confirmed that Government will bring forward new measures and “nothing is off the table”.

# electricity - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Electric Ireland to raise electricity and gas prices by over 20% from start of May

Mar 30th 2022, 12:58 PM 41,495 Views 78 Comments

Electric Ireland is the latest energy provider to announce a price hike.

# electricity - Friday 25 March, 2022

Energia: Average electricity and gas bills to increase by 15% from next month
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Energia: Average electricity and gas bills to increase by 15% from next month

Mar 25th 2022, 12:31 PM 14,792 Views 27 Comments

The price hikes are effective from 25 April.

# electricity - Monday 7 February, 2022

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Measures to tackle cost of living will 'cushion the blow', says Taoiseach

Feb 7th 2022, 2:34 PM 18,805 Views 53 Comments

An increase in the €100 electricity credit is widely expected.

# electricity - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€100 one-off payment should be passed on to electricity customers by the end of March

Jan 25th 2022, 7:50 PM 22,180 Views 45 Comments

Approximately 2.1 million domestic electricity account holders will benefit from the one-off credit.

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Tanaiste urges employers to give staff a pay hike to help with rise in the cost of living

Jan 25th 2022, 3:55 PM 26,389 Views 40 Comments

‘I honestly don’t think you’re living in the real world,’ Labour leader Alan Kelly told the Taoiseach today.

# electricity - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
# Energy
# Energy

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

Jan 20th 2022, 1:16 PM 8,524 Views 15 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

# electricity - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers
# Energy Prices
# Energy Prices

Cabinet approves €100 payment for all electricity customers

Updated Dec 14th 2021, 3:00 PM 36,152 Views 67 Comments

The Dáil is finishing up for Christmas this week.

# electricity - Friday 10 December, 2021

Plan to take €100 off the first electricity bills of 2022 to be discussed by Cabinet next week
# Energy Costs
# Energy Costs

Plan to take €100 off the first electricity bills of 2022 to be discussed by Cabinet next week

Dec 10th 2021, 11:19 AM 20,194 Views 65 Comments

Electricity prices increased by almost 5% in November, up nearly 21% over the 12 months.

# electricity - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid
# Energy
# Energy

Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:02 PM 12,005 Views 31 Comments

The CRU reserves the right to block new data centres in the future to “protect security of supply”.

# electricity - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

New plan outlines how Ireland will ramp up its renewable electricity by 2030
# Eirgrid
# Eirgrid

New plan outlines how Ireland will ramp up its renewable electricity by 2030

Nov 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,042 Views 34 Comments

As part of the Climate Action Plan, Ireland needs to reduce emissions from electricity by between 62% and 81% this decade.

# electricity - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
# Power
# Power

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 33,189 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

# electricity - Friday 1 October, 2021

Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months
# Electric Shock
# Electric Shock

Electric Ireland raises gas and electricity prices for second time in four months

Oct 1st 2021, 12:55 PM 33,490 Views 80 Comments

Households supplied by Electric Ireland will see their electricity bill increase by 9.3% next month.

# electricity - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says
# Fuel Costs
# Fuel Costs

Carbon tax increase should be deferred due to surging fuel costs, ex-minister says

Sep 30th 2021, 5:32 PM 15,593 Views 28 Comments

Mayo TD Michael Ring said ‘we are facing into an uncertain winter’.

# electricity - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages
# Energy Crunch
# Energy Crunch

Winters of discontent? Why EirGrid is highlighting its concerns about potential power shortages

Sep 29th 2021, 4:46 PM 15,593 Views 28 Comments

Data centres and the closure of fossil fuel-fired power stations have something to do with it.

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
# Power Supply
# Power Supply

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 56,407 Views 141 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.

# electricity - Monday 27 September, 2021

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are there fears about Ireland facing power shortages this winter?

Sep 27th 2021, 9:50 AM 10,690 Views 11 Comments

In this week’s podcast, we look at what’s behind these fears, and how the supply of electricity works.

# electricity - Saturday 25 September, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?
# Zap
# Zap

Quiz: How much do you know about electricity?

Sep 25th 2021, 10:00 PM 43,277 Views 21 Comments

Buzzzz.

# electricity - Friday 24 September, 2021

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter
# Struck By Lightning
# Struck By Lightning

Energy cost increases that were 'unnoticed' in warm months could bring 'big shock' in winter

Sep 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 20,752 Views 61 Comments

The price of electricity, gas and fuel in Ireland have increased by 19.6% in the last year.

# electricity - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you changed energy supplier in 2021?

Sep 22nd 2021, 12:48 PM 22,819 Views 27 Comments

Prices have been rising in recent months – but has that encouraged you to change?

# electricity - Saturday 4 September, 2021

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida
# Louisiana
# Louisiana

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida

Sep 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 8,176 Views 2 Comments

US President Joe Biden surveyed the damage yesterday.

# electricity - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns
# Blackouts
# Blackouts

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns

Aug 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 61,911 Views 88 Comments

John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.

# electricity - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June
# Moratorium
# Moratorium

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June

May 12th 2021, 4:17 PM 8,459 Views 9 Comments

The moratorium was put in place to help customers for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

# electricity - Monday 14 September, 2020

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector
# Electricity
# Electricity

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Sep 14th 2020, 6:02 PM 25,637 Views 22 Comments

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach
# Winter Bills
# Winter Bills

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:24 PM 28,408 Views 36 Comments

Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.

# electricity - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 40,758 Views 34 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# electricity - Friday 21 August, 2020

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen
# Electricity
# Electricity

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 36,923 Views 24 Comments

The areas most affected include North and East Cork, Tipperary, East Limerick, East Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

# electricity - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland
# Power Outages
# Power Outages

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland

Dec 18th 2019, 10:02 PM 36,595 Views 8 Comments

A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.

# electricity - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Decorations
# Decorations

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,864 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

# electricity - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit
# Business As Usual
# Business As Usual

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit

Oct 13th 2019, 9:00 PM 21,342 Views 8 Comments

There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line
# Celtic Interconnector
# Celtic Interconnector

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

Oct 2nd 2019, 9:34 PM 24,681 Views 70 Comments

The project will link Ireland’s electricity network to France via an underwater connection and is expected to be completed by 2026

# electricity - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity
# Blackout
# Blackout

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Jun 16th 2019, 4:47 PM 26,424 Views 17 Comments

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

# electricity - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,765 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# electricity - Friday 26 April, 2019

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country
# Status Red
# Status Red

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 11:07 PM 102,093 Views 58 Comments

Multiple weather warnings are in place.

# electricity - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,468 Views 66 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# electricity - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April

Feb 27th 2019, 1:30 PM 17,897 Views 40 Comments

It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.

# electricity - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds
# Electricity
# Electricity

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds

Jan 27th 2019, 7:48 AM 39,340 Views 27 Comments

The ESB said it had crews working to restore power in affected areas.

# electricity - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Jan 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 34,595 Views 21 Comments

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

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