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Confirmation of one-year System Support Services Agreement contract for Kilroot power station bittersweet news for AES workforce

Decision confirms up to 80 AES redundancies and approximately 60 direct, full-time contractors to lose their positions as Ballylumford B will shut down early  Need for state intervention to bring forward managed transition to renewable energy with training and guarantees … Continue reading

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An estimated 80 AES job-losses and a further 60 contractor redundancies likely across Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Unite formally notified of more than 20 redundancies by AES but job-loss figure expected to rise sharply Energy Regulator must intervene to allow SONI to offer ‘capacity contract’ quickly to avoid all 250 AES jobs being lost November 8th: Despite … Continue reading

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Meeting sought with SONI to seek firm commitment on capacity supply contracts for Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations

Threat to 270 workers’ jobs remains despite inclusion on latest all-island generating capacity statement November 1st: In the 2018 All-island Generation Capacity Statement published last week, the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI) included on a list of current generators … Continue reading

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SONI must reconsider exclusion of Kilroot and Ballylumford B generators from ISEM contracts in light of latest Brexit threat

Warnings that Brexit could lead to electricity black-outs must force reconsideration of decision to shut down 36% of domestic generating capacity 270 workers have their livelihoods threatened by SONI decision that will undermine Northern Ireland’s energy security post-Brexit September 27th: … Continue reading

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SONI must withdraw threat to Kilroot workforce given implications of High Court ruling for North-South Energy Interconnector

Decision by High Court to block progress of ARC21 incinerator calls into question likelihood of second energy interconnector High Court Interconnector threat is only latest blow to SONI’s decision to withdraw contract to AES Kilroot and Ballylumford B with loss … Continue reading

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