Gas Networks Ireland welcomes Government’s announcement
Gas Networks Ireland welcomes Minister Ryan’s statement in relation to the provision of more than 1,100 MW of new gas-fired power generation to enhance Ireland’s energy security.
Ireland’s national gas network is one of the safest and most modern in the world. It is the cornerstone of our energy system and is vital to the energy security we all enjoy, reliably powering 30% of Ireland’s primary energy needs, including 40% of our heating and almost half of our electricity generation.
The flexibility of the gas network makes it the perfect partner for intermittent renewable electricity in meeting increasing electricity demand now and into the future.
“Minister Ryan welcomes provisional results of Electricity Capacity Auction” published by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications on 4 February 2022