Reports suggest family homes could be disconnected, while businesses would be given 60 minutes notice.
Senior ministers have been warned power cuts in family homes cannot be ruled over the winter.
The Irish Independent reports that strain on the grid could force the introduction of 'emergency measures' in the colder months.
Under the worst case scenario, businesses could be given 60 minutes to reduce consumption, while family homes will be disconnected.
Sinn Féin Climate spokesperson Darren O'Rourke says that must be avoided at all costs, especially because vulnerable people depend on the network:
Meanwhile, it's reported the Hunstown power station in Dublin is back in operation this weekend, after a long period out of commission.
Deputy O'Rourke blames Government mismanagement of the problem: