Ireland’s planning board has given approval for the continued operation of the Edenderry power plant.
It has an installed capacity of up to 128 MW of electricity, co-fired with peat and biomass and supplies about 2.5% of Ireland’s national requirement.
It is operated by Edenderry Power Ltd (EPL), a subsidiary of Bord na Móna.
An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the continued use and operation of the power plant until the end of 2030.
Denis Naughten T.D., Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment said: “Edenderry Power is a valuable national asset from the perspective of national energy security, sustainability and regional employment. This decision provides the mechanism for the transition from peat generated energy to green energy. The success of Edenderry Power is essential for Irish energy sustainability plans.”