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UNDERGROUNDING OF PROPOSED NORTH-SOUTH ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR IS “A MYTH”: NI UTILITY REGULATOR

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23 Oct 2015 Comments Off on UNDERGROUNDING OF PROPOSED NORTH-SOUTH ELECTRICITY INTERCONNECTOR IS “A MYTH”: NI UTILITY REGULATOR

Michael Fisher The lights could go out in Northern Ireland by 2021 unless political choices are made soon about the planned second North-South electricity interconnector, a conference in Belfast has been told. The Utility Regulator in the North said the notion of an alternative underground interconnector was just a myth and warned there was no comparable plan B. The overhead connector that is being planned is the only option, according to Jenny Pyper. Her comments in a speech at the tenth annual customer conference of the EirGrid Group at the Titanic centre ...

SPECIAL COMMISSION REPORT ON PYLONS PROJECT PUBLISHED

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20 Jan 2012 Comments Off on SPECIAL COMMISSION REPORT ON PYLONS PROJECT PUBLISHED

THE protracted and controversial campaign over the past two years by rural communities, supported by local authorities and elected representatives, in counties Monaghan, Cavan and Meath, for the proposed EirGrid North-South electricity interconnector to be proceeded with the use of underground cabling, rather than unsightly overhead pylons and power-lines, appears to get very little support in the findings of the Special Commission set up by the Government to explore the issue. The eagerly awaited report was released on Tuesday and was being studied closely yesterday (Wednesday) ...