An article by The Irish New Times has revealed that a power supply company at one of the country’s largest energy producers has been stuck at just over 1.7GW, and that the Irish government will be seeking to renegotiate an earlier contract that gave it a 10% share of electricity generation, according to a source.

Power Generation Minister Michael FitzGerald said the issue is being discussed with stakeholders and the issue will be resolved in due course.

He said he was unable to provide details on the contract, which is still subject to final approval by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc).

He said: “The contract is currently under negotiation with the Department, and will be subject to further consideration.”

Power generation is one of many issues on the Dáil agenda.

The Government has promised to legislate on the use of gas to generate electricity from next year.