What is Powering Up Dublin?
We are installing up to 50km of cables across the city. Some cables will replace existing cables and some will be new. We will also upgrade some electricity substations and build new substations to support Dublin's electricity network.
Most of the cables operated by EirGrid in Dublin are underground. These cables connect the various electricity substations located around Dublin. The options we considered focus on specific cables that need to be replaced and particular substations that need additional connections to each other.
The Powering Up Dublin Community Forum is hoping to bring together people and organisations across the Greater Dublin Area so that stakeholder and community views can be discussed, understood, and properly considered prior to and during Powering Up Dublin project delivery. This Community Forum will create the opportunity for dialogue between stakeholders with diverse and direct interest in the project and the EirGrid project team.
What's Happening Now?
We are hosting an information evening on Tuesday 27 September from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Smock Alley Theatre, 6-7 Exchange Street, Temple Bar, to inform communities and stakeholders about the Community Forum and the Community Benefit Fund and to invite membership to the Forum.
Please fill out the form below if you would like to attend the Community Forum Information Day on Tuesday 27 September.
Role of the Forum:
- Represent the views of their community in relation to the project
- Consider the project and provide guidance on local needs and priorities
- Assist in enabling the resolution of local issues resulting from the project in a timely manner
- Provide feedback to the project team
- Facilitate a ‘local voice’ and communicate information to a wider group of regional and local stakeholders
Membership of the Forum:
Membership of the Forum will consist of representatives from local resident and community associations, disability and special interest groups and sporting organisations in the project areas. Membership will also extend to local public representatives.