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Wind Energy Report March 2022

Ecopower Supply – Price Update 7th May 2022

Unfortunately wholesale electricity prices, which are heavily influenced by international energy markets, have continued to rise and rise. Ecopower Supply has made every effort to avoid another price increase to you our valued customer, but we can no longer deliver electricity at rates that have become unsustainable. Therefore, we are cutting overheads by discontinuing our Bike Draw and we are increasing our Standard Unit Rate by 35%, effective from 7th May 2022. See the Ecopower Supply page for the new rates that will apply.



Wind Energy Statistics Feb 2022

Mullinavat Camogie Club

ECOPOWER is delighted to support Mullinavat Camogie Club through sponsorship of two sets of jerseys for the U10 and U12 teams. Photographed representing their club & their teammates are Ellie Mae Aylward, Evie Wall, Lucy Aylward & Bria Wall. ECOPOWER is proud to support girls’ participation in sport locally. Supporting healthy bodies and minds. Building friendships, teamwork, joy, commitment and happiness.

Electric Bike Winner Dec 2021

Gerard Loughnane from Co. Galway was the December winner of the Ecopower Supply quarterly E-bike customer draw.

Gerard was presented with his brand new E-Bike by Ecopower Supply director Phil Kenealy at ebikes Ireland, Kilkenny on 15 Jan 2022.

Bike Draw

The Bike Draw has carried out on Wed 22nd Dec and was verified by Poe Kiely Hogan Solicitors, Patrick Street, Kilkenny. The winner of the bike was a customer from County Galway.

Our next Bike Draw is the 31st March 2021.


Price Update 17th Jan 2022

Ecopower Supply has made every effort to avoid a 2nd price increase to you our valued customer, but we can no longer offer rates that have become unsustainable. Energy prices have continued to rise in in the wholesale electricity market. Therefore, we are increasing our rates by 15%, effective from 17thJanuary 2022.

See the list below for the new rates. You are welcome to call (087) 353 2188 or email us at if you want to discuss the price rise or cancellation of your contract.

Of course, we hope that you will stay with us and continue to avail of our 100% Green Electricity offering, at what is still a competitive rate.

 New rates as of 17th January 2022

 25% Discount Unit Rate c/kWh     Excluding VAT          Including VAT 

24 Hour                                                  21.6 c/kWh                     24.5 c/kWh

Day                                                         23.5 c/kWh                     26.6 c/kWh

Night                                                      11.9 c/kWh                     13.5 c/kWh

Smart Day                                             23.5 c/kWh                     26.6 c/kWh

Smart Night                                          11.9 c/kWh                     13.5 c/kWh

Smart Peak                                           25.0 c/kWh                     28.4 c/kWh  

 Standard Unit Rate c/kWh     Excluding VAT          Including VAT 

24 Hour                                           28.8 c/kWh                     32.7 c/kWh

Day                                                  31.3 c/kWh                     35.5 c/kWh

Night                                               15.9 c/kWh                     18.0 c/kWh

Smart Day                                       31.3 c/kWh                     35.5 c/kWh

Smart Night                                    15.9 c/kWh                     18.0 c/kWh

Smart Peak                                     33.3 c/kWh                     37.8 c/kWh

Eirgrid – Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future

Eirgrid operates and develops Ireland’s electricity grid. This includes interconnecting to neighbouring grids and running the wholesale electricity market. Eirgrid ensures that everyone has power when they need it, at the most economic price possible.

The grid safely brings power from generators to the ESB network that supplies every home, farm, community and business in Ireland.

Eirgrid are making the grid ready to carry 70% of Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

This week Eirgrid have opened the Laois Kilkenny Community Benefit Fund. Read about it here

Eirgrid Roadmap to Achieve our Renewable Ambition 


Climate Action Plan 2021

“As the world gathers in Glasgow to tackle global warming, Ireland has publishing the Climate Action Plan 2021. This plan sets a roadmap for taking decisive action to halve our emissions by 2030 and reach net zero no later than 2050, as committed to in the Programme for Government.”


The Climate Action Plan has been published and is online here:


An infographic booklet is also available here:


Chapter 11 is the electricity section and the targets for 2030 are identified as:

Actions are listed on pages 99 and 100.

To meet the required levels of emissions reduction by 2030, we will:

  • Reduce CO2 eq emissions from the sector to a range of 2 to 4 MiCO2 eq by 2030
  • Carry out a work programme to identify a route to deliver 1.3 TWh of zero emissions gas (incuding green hydrogen) by 2030, potentially equivalent to 0.2 – o.4 MICO2 eq abatement
  • Increasing the share of electricity demand generated from renewable sources to up to 80% where achievable, without compromising security of electricity supply
  • At least 500 MW of these renewables will be delivered through local community-based projects subject to competition as appropriate
  • Deliver circa 2 GW of new flexible gas fired power stations in support of a high variable renewable electricity system
  • Delivery of three new transmission grid connection or interconnectors to Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the EU
  • Explore further interconnection, including hybrid interconnectors (combined cross border transmission network with offshore renewable generation) to other countries
  • Expand and reinforce the grid, through the addition of lines, substations and new technologies
  • Complete the phase-out of coal and peat-fired electricity generation
  • Ensure that 20-30% of system demand is flexible by 2030