Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (502)

Michael Harty

Ceist:

502. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if he has received and plans to publish promised proposals by the ESB on the future on Moneypoint power station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7765/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

As I set out in my reply to Question No 233 on 24 January, the ESB, the owner and operator of the plant, has been asked for a report on the issues and options that arise in decommissioning the coal-fired plant at Moneypoint. As part of this study, the ESB will consider the best option in energy and climate policy terms. I expect to receive this report shortly. Following its consideration, including an assessment as to whether it contains any commercially sensitive information, it would be my intention to publish the report shortly thereafter.