Major ESB fault leaves thousands without power

ALMOST 10,000 ESB customers in the Letterkenny area are being impacted by a major fault this evening. The fault is affecting 9,908 customers in the Gortlee area of the town.   The power outage was reported just after 5pm this evening and the estimated restore time is 9pm. Advertisement   “We apologise for the loss […]

Gortahork man is keeping ‘er lit

A Donegal man is in charge of keeping the lights on in the country! Charlie McGee from Baltoney, Gortahork, is System Operational Manager (Ireland) at EirGrid. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the National Control Centre (NCC) for electricity which is responsible for matching electricity production to customer demand on a 24/7 […]

Power outage caused by fault at Letterkenny substation

THE MAJOR power outage across north Donegal earlier today was caused by a fault at the ESB’s substation in Letterkenny. A Spokesperson for the ESB said: “ESB Networks can confirm that up to 40,000 customers in and around the Milford area were impacted by a power outage at 12.15pm on Friday 6 September. ESB Networks […]