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Electricity Grid

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 September 2021

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Ceisteanna (227)

Alan Farrell

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227. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the current electricity grid capacity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46538/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

EirGrid's Generation Capacity Statement, which is published annually, sets out the expected levels of electricity generation and demand for each year over the coming decade. The 2020 Generation Capacity Statement is available on EirGrid's website www.eirgridgroup.com. In addition, EirGrid are expected to publish the 2021 Generation Capacity Statement very shortly. EirGrid is also currently undertaking a 'Shaping our Electricity Future' consultation across the three dimensions of electricity networks, power system operation, and electricity markets with the aim of developing an integrated vision of the 2030 power system and electricity market. The draft strategy comprises four approaches to achieving this, as well as meeting the projected increased demand for electricity over the coming years and the finalised report is expected to be published shortly.

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