Crowley, Sara FitzGerald, John Malaguzzi Valeri, Laura
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ESRI Working Paper 486
This article considers the possible effects on electricity costs of implementing The Brighter Evenings Bill, 2012, which would move Ireland to Central European Time (CET). The results suggest that such a change would produce very limited savings in peak de mand for electricity and possibly some increase in off peak electricity costs. Moving time zone in the other direction would result in some limited savings on both counts. The effects of changing time zone on the cost of electricity would be likely to be s mall so that other considerations are likely to be more important in any such decision.