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CCGTs: Reserve contracts sought

Irish power company Viridian is in talks with EirGrid and the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) over the possibility of negotiating transmission reserve contracts for its two-unit 737MW Huntstown CCGT.

This move follows failure of the company’s unit 2 to be awarded a reliability contract after the Irish capacity auctions at the end of January. Viridian has announced plans to shut down the plant.

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