Belfast Telegraph

View from Dublin: Power Plant Closures and Outsourcing Anxieties

VIRIDIAN, the parent company of suppliers Power NI and Energia, is considering closing its two electricity plants in the Republic. This followed the failure of one of the plants to win a contract from Eirgrid, the company which manages the country's electricity requirements.

You win some, you lose some, should be the mantra from Viridby ian, but it isn't. The company has suggested that it would not be economically viable for it to run just one plant here.

According to Eirgrid, any generator chosen to provide supply must give three years' notice before shutting down and withdrawing from the market. Talks are ongoing between Viridian and Eirgrid but they are likely to generate plenty of electricity if Viridian proceeds with plant closures in just a few months' time. …

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