Moneypoint power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm}}Moneypoint power station is a 915-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Munster, Ireland. It is Ireland's largest electricity generation station and only coal-fired power station.


The map below shows the plant, located on the Shannon Estuary, near Kilrush, County Clare.

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Background on Plant

Moneypoint power station is a three-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 915 MW. The plant was completed between 1985 and 1987, and is owned by ESB Group. It supplies about a quarter of the country's electricity.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Electricity Supply Board
  • Parent company: ESB Group
  • Location: Kilrush, Clare, Munster, Ireland
  • Coordinates: 52.60795, -9.424255 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 915 MW (Units 1-3: 305 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1985-1987
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "Coal-Fired Plants in Ireland," Industcards, accessed April 2016

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