This week’s episode of Ours to Protect focuses on Ardnacrusha Generating Station.  We learn how the generating station works and how it revolutionised Ireland. 

Built as part of the Shannon Scheme, it is considered the most ground-breaking infrastructure project ever constructed in Ireland and it is still generating power for the ESB today. 

The  ESB operates across the electricity market: from generation and transmission to distribution and supply.

In Generation, ESB currently operates 11 thermal stations, 19 windfarms and 10 hydro stations in Ireland and the UK, one of which is Ardnacrusha – located on the Lower River Shannon near Limerick.