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State should cut hefty electricity grid charges to reduce energy costs, Commissioner Kadri Simson says

Ireland has some of the most expensive electricity in the EU 

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Kadri Simson, energy commissioner of the European Union, says Ireland can cut energy costs and needs to streamline wind planning. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Kadri Simson, energy commissioner of the European Union, says Ireland can cut energy costs and needs to streamline wind planning. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Kadri Simson, energy commissioner of the European Union, is visiting Ireland. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

Kadri Simson, energy commissioner of the European Union, is visiting Ireland. Photograph: Thierry Monasse/Bloomberg

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Kadri Simson, energy commissioner of the European Union, says Ireland can cut energy costs and needs to streamline wind planning. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Ireland should consider capping the “high” costs suppliers pay to connect to the electricity network, the EU’s energy chief has said.

Kadri Simson said tackling so-called transmission costs was a better way to protect consumers than capping the prices charged by oil and gas giants or utility companies.


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