EirGrid Statement in relation to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

16 March 2020

Mark Foley, Chief Executive, Eirgrid Group:

“EirGrid is the electricity system operator for Ireland. We ensure that Ireland has a secure, reliable and cost-effective supply of electricity. We provide a critical service to consumers, communities and to the economy.

“We are implementing a number of additional precautionary measures in relation to Covid-19. This includes remote working for non-core staff. These actions are to protect all of our employees, while also ensuring the ongoing resilience and effective operation of the National Control Centre, which controls the flow of electricity throughout the country.

“Our plans are robust and updated to reflect the changing nature of the Covid-19 outbreak. We continue to follow advice from the Department of Health and HSE.

“EirGrid remains focused on delivering a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity. Our contingency plans are focused on mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on electricity services for everyone in Ireland.”