Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Consultation

Closed31 Aug, 2021, 12:01am - 21 Nov, 2021, 11:59pm

Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future

Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Consultation
31 August 2021 to 22 November 2021

The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade will add a high-capacity underground electricity connection between Dunstown substation in Co. Kildare and Woodland substation in Co. Meath. The upgrade will help to more effectively transfer power to the east of the country and distribute it within the electricity network in Meath, Kildare and surrounding counties.

The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade is essential to enable further development of renewable energy generation in line with Government policy ambitions of having at least 70% of electricity coming from renewable sources by 2030. This includes transporting electricity from offshore renewable sources. The Grid Upgrade will also help meet the growing demand for electricity in the east. This growth is due to increased economic activity and the planned connection of new large-scale IT industry and other industry infrastructure in Kildare, Meath and Dublin.

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 Kildare and Meath. 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 31 August to 22 November 2021. 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? 
Sign up to a webinar Arrange to speak to a team member directly Visit our information portal

You can access more detailed information online at  If you need further guidance or copies of any of our documents, please contact your EirGrid Community Liaison Officer Gráinne Duffy on: 085 887 4798 or

We will consider feedback on all route options before deciding on what the best option is to take into the next step of this project. 

The closing date has passed and submissions are no longer being accepted.