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Eirgrid confirms the closure of three power stations due to technical issues

As a result of technical issues, Eirgrid has confirmed that three power stations have been closed in recent days.

An amber alert was issued yesterday between 4pm and 9pm, which the technical issues had contributed to.

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The power stations which were affected by the outages were Tarbert in Kerry which accounts for 530 megawatts, Great Island in Wexford which accounts for 460 megawatts and Moneypoint in Clare which accounts for 285 megawatts.

A statement from Eirgrid said that Tarbert is expected to begin operating again on Monday while it’s hoped that Great Island and Moneypoint will return to operations tomorrow.

Operations at Aghada Generating Station in Cork are expected to resume tomorrow.

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Whitegate Power Station, also situated in Cork, should be returning next month.

Following a long closure, Huntstown Power Station, which was closed last winter for maintenance, resumed operations last week and has a capacity of 400 megawatts.

IMAGE – “Electricity Pylons as seen from Bristol” (CC BY 2.0) by ell brown/”Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan” by The Green Party / Comhaontas Glas is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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