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New power station to be built...

The Irish Times also reports a new 400 megawatt power station could be built in the north-west as the Government seeks to spread key infrastructure into the regions.
The Department of Communications has decided to commission a feasibility study and costbenefit analysis on the idea. Consultants will also be asked to assess the idea of building a natural gas pipeline to Donegal town via Sligo.
Among the towns considered for any new power station are Bellacorick, Ballina, Sligo, Donegal, Castlebar, Claremorris and Ballaghaderreen. The consultants will be asked to liaise with the Commission for Energy Regulation. The issue of security of supply and development of competition in the power sector will also have to be considered. After examining these issues consultants will suggest the best way to finance such a power station.
The benefits to the local electricity grid should also be considered, state

Posted Date: 
15 February 2006 - 10:29pm