ESB to close two peat-powered generating stations

Irish Times | Nov 8, 2019 at 11:28 AM
  • In a statement, ESB noted that the current planning permissions for the plants expire at the end of next year and their closure marks the end of power generation solely from burning peat in the State.
  • Lanesborough produced 135 megawatts of power and Lough Ree Power produced 100 megawatts, both of which were enough to power about 245,000 homes.
  • Both plants support hundreds of jobs at Bord na Móna.