Cllr William Carey has expressed his concern about the ability of the ESB to maintain a continuous power supply as we approach the heavy demand period of autumn and winter months .
Earlier this year there were several major outages in the Clondalkin area (one of which came as a result of an act of vandalism with a burnt-out car damaging a supply pole). This exposed the vulnerability of the ESB’s supply chain for the Clondalkin area and led to questions being asked if there are deficiencies in the infrastructure of west Dublin.
In April Cllr Carey raised the issue at the councils Area Committee Meeting and it was agreed to invite the ESB to bring a report on the problems facing the service in the area. At a recent committee meeting it was stated that a letter of acknowledgement was received by SDCC but the ESB have yet to respond to the invitation.
According to Cllr Carey many people are concerned about power outages given the frequent occurrence of them earlier in the year. Cllr Carey added, there are large scale development of industrial parks around Kilcarberry and Greenogues and the development of future Data centres mean electrical supply is coming under increasing pressure. Cllr Carey finished by stating that the ESB must come to area committee as soon as possible and address the questions of local councillors in this matter. The people of Clondalkin and the surrounding areas need to know if the ESB can maintain a continuous supply throughout the winter.