Power station in Northern Ireland faces closure

One of Northern Ireland’s key power stations is facing closure, with a potential loss of around 270 jobs. The Kilroot power plant failed to win a contract in a recent capacity auction, raising prospects the site could shut down. Owner AES UK & Ireland said the auction sent a “strong signal for AES to exit […]

Big battery to store wind power at Irish power plant

An energy storage array is to act like a giant battery for wind turbines in Northern Ireland. The American-run company behind the 100MW energy store has put forward plans to get a grid connection for wind turbines off the coast from the Kilroot coal plant in Belfast. The storage array could be ready as early […]