An Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action hearing on energy security is underway.
The Environment Minister, Eirgrid, and the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities will address growing concerns over electricity supplies.
The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities will tell the Committee how it is working to bring new generation capacity onto the grid.
They will also state that it became clear in late 2020 and early 2021 that there were security of supply risks.
They will say they are trying to mitigate this through the delivery of at least 2,000 megawatts of enduring gas generation capacity, the retention in service of older generators and the provision of Temporary Emergency Generation.
Last week, Eirgrid launched a stinging attack on the CRU declaring its system a “failure” and “not fit for purpose”.
The Committee is set to run throughout this afternoon.