The Evolution of Ireland’s Energy Supply: A 20-year Overview
Renewable Energy Expansion:
Ireland has experienced significant growth in wind power, with installations increasing from 276 MW in 2003 to over 5,000 MW in 2023.
Decrease In Fossil Fuels:
To combat climate change, Ireland has closed coal-fired power plants and decommissioned peat-fired power stations, reducing reliance on fossil fuels.
Energy Efficiency And Conservation:
Measures to optimize energy consumption and reduce waste have been implemented through updated building regulations and energy efficiency standards.
Interconnection And Energy Imports:
Ireland’s energy market is interconnected with neighbouring countries through projects like the East-West Interconnector and the ongoing Celtic Interconnector, enabling the exchange of electricity and ensuring a diversified supply.
Emerging Technologies And Innovation:
Technological advancements, including energy storage, smart grids, and electric vehicle infrastructure, have improved energy efficiency and promoted renewable energy integration.
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