Latest Electrical Stories


Is Ireland set to meet its 2020 targets for renewable electricity?October 4, 2016

SEAI’s Martin Howley writes that renewable electricity in Ireland contributed a quarter of all electricity used in 2015, avoiding three million tonnes of fossil fuel-related CO2 emissions and becoming the second-largest electricity source behind gas and ahead of coal

Flywheel-battery hybrid and controls for grid stabilisationOctober 4, 2016

As more electricity is provided by renewable generators, there are fewer conventional generators providing stability. Schwungrad Energie Ltd's hybrid flywheel/battery plant in Co Offaly is providing system services to stabilise the grid. John Rutherford reports