East Meath - North Dublin Grid Upgrade Consultation

Opendate_range7 Sep, 2022, 9:00am - 30 Nov, 2022, 11:59pm

 
Delivering a cleaner energy future

East Meath - North Dublin Grid Upgrade Consultation

7 September 2022 to 30 November 2022

The Project

The East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade will add a high-capacity 400 kV (kilovolt) underground cable electricity connection from Woodland substation near Batterstown in County Meath to Belcamp substation near Clonshaugh in north Dublin.

This upgrade will strengthen the electricity network in the east of Meath and the north of Dublin to improve the transfer of power across the existing transmission network. We need to upgrade and strengthen the network to:

  • address the increased electricity demand in east Meath and north Dublin due to economic development and population growth,
  • reduce the use of and reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation,
  • facilitate further development of renewable energy generation, onshore and offshore, and;
  • assist in achieving climate action targets of having up to 80% of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030.

This project was identified as one of the candidate solutions in the Shaping Our Electricity Future Roadmap which was published in November 2021.

We welcome your views

We want to hear what you have to say about the four underground cable route options for upgrading the electricity grid between East Meath and North Dublin. We want to know what you think about each option. Is there anything else we should be taking account of? Have you any other feedback we should consider? 

The consultation period is from 7 September to 30 November 2022. We encourage you to engage with us and have your say as early as possible during the consultation period. This site contains some information about the project. We have included an indicative map to provide an overview of the options. Please give your feedback by completing this questionnaire. 

Where can I find out more? 

You can find out more in a number of different ways. All information relating to this project is available on our website:  www.eirgrid.ie/EastMeathNorthDublin

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 Sign up to a webinar 

Attend an open day

You can access more detailed information online at www.eirgrid.ie/EastMeathNorthDublin. If you would like more guidance or information, please contact your team of EirGrid Community Liaison Officers: Eoghan O’Sullivan 087 247 7732  or Gráinne Duffy 085 887 4798 or email EastMeathNorthDublin@eirgrid.com.

 

 
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