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Ireland Will Be Short of Power for Another Decade, Grid Says

  • Demand is forecast to jump by more than a third by 2031
  • Grid CEO doesn’t expect lights to go out this winter
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Ireland’s energy shortage will last until 2031, with unplanned outages making an bad situation even worse in the near term, the nation’s grid operator said. 

Power plant capacity remains poor and Eirgrid assumes that some generators that were due to shut in September next year won’t be available at all, the firm said Thursday in a capacity report covering Ireland and Northern Ireland.