Published Date: 28 Sep 2021

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Security of Electricity Supply – Programme of Actions

The CRU is, on 29 September, publishing an Information Paper- Security of Electricity Supply – Programme of Actions.

This Information Note provides an update on the short-term security of supply risks for the forthcoming winter 2021/22, noting the planned return to operation of the Huntstown 2 and Whitegate generators in October and November respectively and the latest advice from EirGrid that the system will remain tight this winter.

The Information Note also summarises EirGrid’s assessment of a supply deficit in the following winters 2022/23 to 2025/26 which is set out in the Generation Capacity Statement 2021, and some of the changes that have given rise to this deficit since the 2020 Generation Capacity Statement was published last year.

It further outlines the key elements in the programme of actions that the CRU, in line with its statutory duties, is undertaking in cooperation with EirGrid, DECC, the energy industry and other stakeholders.