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Irish Grid Issues Power Supply Alert as Concerns For Winter Grow

  • Low wind adds to impact of generator outages, limited imports
  • Concerns mount for winter as businesses face supply limits
The Raheenleagh Wind Farm near Ballinvally, County Wicklow, Ireland.

The Raheenleagh Wind Farm near Ballinvally, County Wicklow, Ireland.

Photographer: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/Bloomberg

Ireland’s power grid warned of tight electricity supplies for a second day, raising the risk of power cuts as concerns mount over energy shortages this winter.

Low wind, limited imports and power plant outages are squeezing supply, meaning there is a potential for temporary disruption to electricity supplies in the near future, EirGrid said on Wednesday. While the alert level doesn’t mean an immediate interruption, it’s a signal for generators to switch on if they can.