Aghada Power Plant
The ESB has been generating electricity from the Aghada Power Plant, close to Midleton in East Cork, since the early 1980s. However, in May 2010, Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Micheál Martin TD officially opened an upgraded, state-of-the-art gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant at the site.
This upgraded power station is now the largest in Ireland and has the capacity to generate enough low-carbon electricity to meet the needs of almost 500,000 homes. The technology used at Aghada ranks it as one of the most efficient, environmentally friendly and cleanest plants in the world.
The upgrading investment at the Aghada Power Plant is part of the ESBs target to become a carbon-neutral company by 2035.
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