THE NORTH-SOUTH INTERCONNECTOR PROJECT WAS STILL “CRITICALLY NEEDED”

11 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The North-South interconnector project was still “critically needed” to ensure security of electricity supply in both jurisdictions on the island, EirGrid Chief Executive Mark Foley said this week. Mr Foley made the comment in a media release from EirGrid and their counterpart grid operator in Northern Ireland, SONI, on their joint All-Island GCS or Generator Capacity Statement in which they make the case that electricity demand across the island of Ireland is “continuing to grow”. They said the report examined the likely balance between electricity demand and supply during the years 2020 to 2029, and in preparing it they had “consulted widely with industry participants and used the …

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