Moneypoint Power Station

Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan confirmed that Moneypoint Power Station will close as scheduled in 2025 despite Ireland’s energy shortage and the concerns I raised that we would end up importing coal-generated electricity thereafter.

Minister Ryan’s comments follow a report responding to the energy crisis by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities which stated in late September that older power stations, which were due to be decommissioned, are kept open to boost supply.

Eirgrid has also warned that Ireland won’t have enough electricity to meet demand for the next five winters if action isn’t taken.