Winter Blackout Fears Force Calls To Reboot Midlands Power Stations

Shannonbridge Power Station

The facilities in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro have been shut down since 2020.

Calls are being made to reboot two midlands power stations, amidst growing fears of energy blackouts this winter.

Roscommon Galway TD Denis Naughten is campaigning for the facilities in Shannonbridge and Lanesboro, which shut down in 2020, to be reopened.

He claims the stations have the capacity to produce 250 mega watts of electricity, if operational.

The Independent Deputy says emergency legislation should be introduced to get them up and running again:

Meanwhile, Irish retailers have expressed deep concern about the rising energy costs they face with winter on the way.

Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence Ireland, says businesses are battening down the hatches:

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