INTERCONNECTOR IS PLANNED FOR 2023

20 June 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Completion of the North South electricity interconnector is being signalled for the final quarter of 2023. The controversial EirGrid project, which still requires planning approval in Northern Ireland, would involve the construction of a high voltage line with 400 pylons across five counties from Meath, Cavan and Monaghan to Armagh and finishing near The Moy in Co. Tyrone.

The project has been included as part of the government’s climate action plan to tackle climate breakdown, published on Monday by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD. According to anti-pylon campaigners, this now proves beyond doubt that it is official government policy and if it is going to be built by 2023, then it has to be done as an overhead line, as consented by An Bord Pleanála in December 2016 and all the courts.

As part of the plans to develop a high-level network development plan to 2030…

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