Energia’s retail position in the electricity market is underpinned by Viridian’s investment in modern gas fired generation plants at Huntstown, North Dublin. Huntstown, the first independent generator in the RoI, was developed in response to Ireland’s rapidly growing electricity demands. It consists of two combined cycle gas turbine stations with a total generation capacity of 747 megawatts (MW). Huntstown 1 and Huntstown 2 were commissioned in November 2002 and October 2007 respectively.
The Huntstown power plants are a cornerstone of Viridian’s power generation portfolio and are capable of meeting circa 11% of peak energy demand in the all-Ireland market.
Some key facts about Energia Generation:
• The Huntstown power plant project began in 1997.
• Huntstown Power Company was the first truly Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Ireland.
• Huntstown a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant was developed in two phases consisting of a Siemens 343 MW machine, Nov 2002, followed by a Mitsubishi 401 MW generator, Oct 2007, burning natural gas with distillate oil as a backup fuel source.
• The combined output of the Huntstown Power Plant of 747MW