Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 17 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Electricity Generation.

Deputy Simon Coveney asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the amount of public funding his Department has provided since 2007 for the construction of a 400 MW gas-fired electricity generating station at Whitegate, Cork; the amount he will spend on such a project; when he expects the plant to come online; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22748/08]

  Deputy Eamon Ryan: Bord Gáis Éireann (BGÉ) is financing the construction of the 400 MW gas-fired electricity generating station at Whitegate, Cork, from its own resources. No funding has been or will be provided by my Department, for the project.

The cost of the project is €400 million and I am advised by BGÉ that the plant is on schedule for completion in July 2010.