ESB plans to sell two midlands power stations

Wednesday 23 October 2013 23.19
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The West Offaly Power Station at Shannonbridge had been due to end operations in 2020 (Pic: ESB)
The West Offaly Power Station at Shannonbridge had been due to end operations in 2020 (Pic: ESB)
Lough Ree Power Station is a peat-burning facility (Pic: ESB)
Lough Ree Power Station is a peat-burning facility (Pic: ESB)

The ESB is to sell two power stations in Offaly and Longford in the next 12 months.

The company told workers of its plans during meetings at West Offaly Power at Shannonbridge and Lough Ree Power in Lanesboro, Co Longford.

Both power stations are peat-burning and were scheduled to end their existing operations around 2020.

However, the announcement to the workers has come as a surprise.