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# electricity - Saturday 4 September, 2021

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida
# Louisiana
# Louisiana

One million people without power as Biden visits areas devastated by Hurricane Ida

Sep 4th 2021, 2:45 PM 8,155 Views 2 Comments

US President Joe Biden surveyed the damage yesterday.

# electricity - Wednesday 25 August, 2021

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns
# Blackouts
# Blackouts

Electricity supply interruptions could have 'huge' impact on Irish society, expert warns

Aug 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 59,012 Views 88 Comments

John Fitzgerald’s comments come after concerns were raised recently about potential blackouts this winter.

# electricity - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June
# Moratorium
# Moratorium

Moratorium on electricity and gas disconnections to be lifted on 1 June

May 12th 2021, 4:17 PM 8,448 Views 9 Comments

The moratorium was put in place to help customers for the duration of the Covid-19 restrictions.

# electricity - Monday 14 September, 2020

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector
# Electricity
# Electricity

Planning permission granted for North-South electricity interconnector

Sep 14th 2020, 6:02 PM 25,592 Views 22 Comments

Stormont Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said it will create a 400kv overhead electricity line connecting with the Republic of Ireland.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach
# Winter Bills
# Winter Bills

Government will engage with Electric Ireland about its planned price hike, says Taoiseach

Sep 2nd 2020, 4:24 PM 28,378 Views 36 Comments

Electric Ireland is set to increase prices by an average of 3.4% from October.

# electricity - Sunday 30 August, 2020

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution
# Solving Solar
# Solving Solar

Power Down: How years of policy neglect left Ireland in the shadow of a solar revolution

Aug 30th 2020, 9:00 PM 39,701 Views 33 Comments

We examine the key roadblocks that have limited small-scale solar power and if enough is now being done to hit impending EU targets.

# electricity - Friday 21 August, 2020

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen
# Electricity
# Electricity

About 8,000 homes and businesses without power tonight after Storm Ellen

Updated Aug 21st 2020, 9:00 PM 36,908 Views 24 Comments

The areas most affected include North and East Cork, Tipperary, East Limerick, East Galway, Roscommon and Leitrim.

# electricity - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland
# Power Outages
# Power Outages

Over 6,000 homes without power as strong winds sweep in across Ireland

Dec 18th 2019, 10:02 PM 36,584 Views 8 Comments

A Status Orange wind warning is currently in place for Galway and Mayo.

# electricity - Saturday 14 December, 2019

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas
# Decorations
# Decorations

'Live and extremely dangerous': ESB warns people not to take risks with electricity this Christmas

Dec 14th 2019, 8:30 AM 16,830 Views 6 Comments

People are being warned to never use ESB poles to hang outdoor Christmas lights.

# electricity - Sunday 13 October, 2019

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit
# Business As Usual
# Business As Usual

Flights, electricity, and Anglo-Irish travel: Things that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit

Oct 13th 2019, 9:00 PM 21,336 Views 8 Comments

There aren’t many, but there are elements that will be fine in a no-deal Brexit.

# electricity - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line
# Celtic Interconnector
# Celtic Interconnector

EU will provide €530 million in funding towards Irish-French power line

Oct 2nd 2019, 9:34 PM 24,617 Views 70 Comments

The project will link Ireland’s electricity network to France via an underwater connection and is expected to be completed by 2026

# electricity - Sunday 16 June, 2019

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity
# Blackout
# Blackout

Massive power outage leaves Uruguay and Argentina without electricity

Jun 16th 2019, 4:47 PM 26,413 Views 17 Comments

Two Argentine power companies confirmed that the failure knocked out electricity throughout Argentina.

# electricity - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB
# Elections
# Elections

The poster debate may be ongoing, but there's no debate about posters on poles says ESB

Apr 30th 2019, 2:34 PM 13,752 Views 29 Comments

The electricity utility has said dangerous situations have been created in the past by doing so.

# electricity - Friday 26 April, 2019

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country
# Status Red
# Status Red

21,000 without electricity and fallen trees blocking roads as Storm Hannah batters the country

Updated Apr 26th 2019, 11:07 PM 102,083 Views 58 Comments

Multiple weather warnings are in place.

# electricity - Monday 1 April, 2019

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
# Beep Beep
# Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

Apr 1st 2019, 2:17 PM 17,449 Views 65 Comments

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

# electricity - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April
# Price Hike
# Price Hike

Electric Ireland announces 4% price increase on gas and electricity from April

Feb 27th 2019, 1:30 PM 17,881 Views 40 Comments

It is the second time the company has raised its prices in the last year.

# electricity - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds
# Electricity
# Electricity

Thousands of homes and businesses without power across the country following night of high winds

Jan 27th 2019, 7:48 AM 39,260 Views 27 Comments

The ESB said it had crews working to restore power in affected areas.

# electricity - Friday 25 January, 2019

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar
# Heatwave
# Heatwave

Power blackouts for 200,000 people as temperatures in Australia continue to soar

Jan 25th 2019, 11:09 AM 34,580 Views 21 Comments

Authorities said they ordered forced outages to reduce the risk of the entire grid failing.

# electricity - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans
# ESB
# ESB

'It's a huge announcement for the area': Reaction to major offshore windfarm plans

Jan 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 88,061 Views 71 Comments

It has been announced that a major offshore windfarm beside Louth plans to begin commercial operations in the early-2020s.

# electricity - Monday 15 October, 2018

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit
# Celtic Interconnector
# Celtic Interconnector

European bank to help fund electricity cable linking Ireland and France in light of Brexit

Oct 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,029 Views 44 Comments

The €1 billion underwater electricity cable linking Ireland and France is expected be finished by 2025/2026.

# electricity - Friday 12 October, 2018

10,000 customers still without power in wake of Storm Callum
# Off The Grid
# Off The Grid

10,000 customers still without power in wake of Storm Callum

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 1:19 PM 49,340 Views 44 Comments

ESB Networks said it expects to restore power to the majority of areas by tonight.

# electricity - Friday 5 October, 2018

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen
# Pylons
# Pylons

Regina Doherty has 'absolutely no confidence' North-South interconnector will happen

Oct 5th 2018, 5:31 PM 14,486 Views 29 Comments

The minister said Brexit is “the biggest obstacle” facing the proposed energy project.

# electricity - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned
# Pylons
# Pylons

Government says overground option for North-South interconnector will go ahead as planned

Oct 4th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,891 Views 38 Comments

The Minister for Communications confirmed that the interconnector would be constructed even in the event of a hard Brexit.

# electricity - Saturday 29 September, 2018

People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees
# Electricity
# Electricity

People warned about dangers of power lines when cutting trees

Sep 29th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,718 Views 2 Comments

Contact with overhead electricity wires is extremely dangerous and can be fatal.

# electricity - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country
# Storm Impact
# Storm Impact

Power restored to over 160,000 ESB customers ... but outages remain across the country

Sep 20th 2018, 8:05 PM 7,157 Views 5 Comments

People have been warned to stay away from fallen power lines.

# electricity - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*
# Fingers Burned
# Fingers Burned

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*

Aug 7th 2018, 9:58 PM 17,014 Views 72 Comments

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

# electricity - Monday 2 July, 2018

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices
# Not Gas
# Not Gas

Two Irish energy companies have just raised their prices

Jul 2nd 2018, 7:46 PM 24,367 Views 52 Comments

Panda Power and Pinergy have become the latest Irish energy companies to up their prices.

# electricity - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month
# Electric Ireland
# Electric Ireland

Electric Ireland customers to see gas and electricity price hikes from next month

Jun 27th 2018, 4:08 PM 14,798 Views 31 Comments

The company is increasing its residential electricity prices and residential gas prices from 1 August.

# electricity - Friday 1 June, 2018

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year
# Energy
# Energy

Airtricity customers to see price hike of up to €140 per year

Jun 1st 2018, 1:56 PM 15,754 Views 52 Comments

The company said the decision to raise prices was made in response to sustained increases in wholesale energy costs on global markets.

# electricity - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country
# Electricity
# Electricity

Thousands in Dublin without power as Storm Emma sweeps across the country

Mar 1st 2018, 10:10 PM 103,306 Views 53 Comments

ESB is estimating that 8pm tomorrow is the soonest time that any power outages can be repaired.

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up
# Power
# Power

Pay-as-you-go electricity customers won't be cut off during storm if they can't top up

Mar 1st 2018, 8:11 PM 47,872 Views 46 Comments

Pinergy has extended its friendly hours until Tuesday and Electric Ireland said there are emergency measures if people are stuck.

# electricity - Friday 23 February, 2018

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:35 AM 29,269 Views 34 Comments

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

# electricity - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy
# N-S Interconnector
# N-S Interconnector

Controversial electricity pylon plan takes big leap forward but some people aren't happy

Jan 24th 2018, 9:02 AM 15,552 Views 52 Comments

The plan would link electricity stations in Meath and Tyrone.

# electricity - Friday 27 October, 2017

Another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices - the fourth to do so this month
# Energia
# Energia

Another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices - the fourth to do so this month

Oct 27th 2017, 12:33 PM 15,407 Views 42 Comments

Energia is increasing its household electricity prices by 3.9% from 1 December 2017.

# electricity - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country
Live Oct 17th 2017, 6:27 PM

As it happened: The aftermath of Storm Ophelia is being assessed across the country

# electricity - Monday 16 October, 2017

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days
# Power Outages
# Power Outages

Storm Ophelia: Households should prepare to be without power for a number of days

Oct 16th 2017, 8:30 AM 140,591 Views 86 Comments

ESB is warning some households will be without power for up to 10 days.

# electricity - Friday 6 October, 2017

Yet another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices
# Electric Ireland
# Electric Ireland

Yet another Irish electricity provider is increasing its prices

Oct 6th 2017, 5:59 PM 14,197 Views 50 Comments

Electric Ireland is increasing its household electricity prices by 4% from 1 February 2018.

# electricity - Monday 2 October, 2017

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears
# Cry Me A River
# Cry Me A River

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

Oct 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 9,233 Views 21 Comments

The researchers in UL also found they could generate electricity from a protein found in egg whites and the milk of mammals.

# electricity - Friday 29 September, 2017

SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

SSE Airtricity and Bord Gais Energy to up electricity prices

Sep 29th 2017, 4:30 PM 15,539 Views 70 Comments

Three in five Irish households were forced to borrow to meet the costs of essential bills last year, according to a spokesperson for Switcher.ie.

# electricity - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated
# Electricity
# Electricity

Smart meters to be rolled out across Ireland in 2019 - a year later than anticipated

Sep 21st 2017, 6:25 AM 32,886 Views 108 Comments

All old electricity meters are to be replaced in what’s described as a ‘once-in-a-generation’ project.

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