List of power stations in the Republic of Ireland

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The following page lists all of the power stations operating in Ireland during 2010.

Power Plants[edit]

The table below gives a detailed overview of the fossil-fuel based power plants operating in Ireland in 2017. The data is publicly available and updated annually by the Irish Transmission System Operator (TSO), EirGrid, in its Generation Adequacy Report.[1] In total there was 6609 MW of power plants available in 2017.

Station ID Capacity (MW) Primary Fuel Secondary Fuel Cycle Boiler Type Condenser Cooling
All Demand Side Units DSU 260 DSU n/a
Aghada [1] AD1 258 Gas n/a Condensing Steam Turbine Once Through Water
Aghada[1] AT1 90 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle n/a n/a
Aghada AT2 90 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle n/a n/a
Aghada AT4 90 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle n/a n/a
Aghada AD2 431 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Water
Dublin Bay DB1 402 Gas Distillate Oil Single Shaft Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Seawater
Dublin Waste [5] 61 Waste water
Edenderry[3] ED1 118 Peat n/a Condensing Steam Turbine Bubbling Fluidising Bed Water
Edenderry OCGT ED3 58 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a water
Edenderry OCGT ED5 58 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a water
Great Island CCGT GI4 464 Gas DO Combined Cycle HRSG Water
Huntstown HNC 339 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Air
Huntstown HN2 397 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Air
Indaver Waste IW1 17 Waste air
Lough Ree Power[4] LR4 91 Peat n/a Condensing Steam Cycle Circulating Fluidising Bed Water
Marina CC[1] MRT 85 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle n/a n/a
Moneypoint MP1 285 Coal Heavy Fuel Oil Condensing Steam Cycle Drum Water
Moneypoint MP2 285 Coal Heavy Fuel Oil Condensing Steam Cycle Drum Water
Moneypoint MP3 285 Coal Heavy Fuel Oil Condensing Steam Cycle Drum Water
North Wall[1] NW5 104 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle n/a n/a
Poolbeg PBC 463 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Water
Rhode RP1 52 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a n/a
Rhode RP2 52 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a n/a
Sealrock SK3 81 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle Waste Heat Recovery water
Sealrock SK4 81 Gas Distillate Oil Open Cycle Waste Heat Recovery water
Tarbert [2] TB1 54 Heavy Fuel Oil n/a Condensing Steam Cycle Drum Water
Tarbert [2] TB2 54 Heavy Fuel Oil n/a Condensing Steam Cycle Drum Water
Tarbert [2] TB3 241 Heavy Fuel Oil n/a Condensing Steam Cycle Once-through Water
Tarbert [2] TB4 243 Heavy Fuel Oil n/a Condensing Steam Cycle Once-through Water
Tawnaghmore TP1 52 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a n/a
Tawnaghmore TP3 52 Distillate Oil n/a Open Cycle n/a n/a
Tynagh TYC 386 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle n/a air
West Offaly Power [4] WO4 137 Peat n/a Condensing Steam Turbine Circulating Fluidising Bed Water
Whitegate Power Station [4] WG1 444 Gas Distillate Oil Combined Cycle Waste Heat Recovery Air

[1] To be shut by 2023 [2] To be shut by 2022 [3] Planning permission extended to end 2023 [4] PSO levy runs out in 2019 [5] To be commissioned in 2017

Renewable[edit]

Non-Dispatchable Plant[edit]

This table outlines the type and capacity of non-dispatchable renewable energy generation in Ireland, which was over 3 GW in 2015. In 2010 it was 1223 MW. The vast majority of it is generated by Irish wind farms.

Type Capacity (MW)
Wind 3000[2]
Biomass 34
Hydro 22
Solar 1[2]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Station Site Geographical coordinates Capacity (MW) Status PS Ref
Anarget County Donegal 0.804 Operational No [3]
Ashgrove County Kerry 0.6 Operational No [3]
Ardnacrusha County Clare 85.5 Operational No [4]
Ballisodare County Sligo 1.82 Operational No [3]
Belmont County Offaly 0.43 Operational No [3]
Bennetsbridge County Kilkenny 0.07 Operational No [3]
Boyle County Roscommon 0.13 Operational No [3]
Carrigadrohid County Cork 8 Operational No [5]
Castlegrace County Tipperary 0.1 Operational No [3]
Cathaleen's Falls County Donegal 45 Operational No [4]
Celbridge County Kildare 0.055 Operational No [3]
Cliff County Donegal 10 Operational No [4]
Collooney County Sligo 0.510 Operational No [3]
Cottoners County Kerry 1 Operational No [3]
Edergole County Donegal 0.65 Operational No [3]
Glenlough County Cork 0.36 Operational No [3]
Holy Cross County Tipperary 0.205 Operational No [3]
Inch Mills County Kilkenny 0.1 Operational No [3]
Inniscarra County Cork 19 Operational No [5]
Milford County Carlow 0.29 Operational No [3]
Owenbeg County Cork 0.8 Operational No [3]
Poulaphuca County Wicklow 30 Operational No [3]
Golden Falls County Wicklow 4.0 Operational No [3]
Leixlip County Kildare 4.0 Operational No [3]
Turlough Hill County Wicklow 292 Operational Yes [6]

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