Meath

Public opinion needed on new Electricity Project in South Meath

New Electricity Project Public Consultation Launched for Meath and South Kildare

Eirgrid have launched a public consultation on a new electricity infrastructure project across south Meath and north Kildare. Eirgrid’s aim for ‘Capital Project 966’ is to strengthen the grid in the east of the country to facilitate the growing demand for electricity. This will involve the (400kv) linking of Woodland Substation (near Batterstown), to Dunstown, Co. Kildare.

While the project is still in its early stages, Eirgrid have proposed 5 options as follows:

–        Upgrade of an existing 220 kV line to 400 kV (See Map Below with two options)
–        A new 400 kV overhead line
–        A new 220 kV overhead line
–        A new 220 kV underground cable
–        A new 400 kV underground cable

I urge you and your neighbours to share your views on this proposal. It is vitally important that the project team are aware of the views of the public at this early stage of the process. As your local TD, I will also be making a submission based on the feedback I receive from my constituents.

Feedback can be submitted to the project team at www.eirgrid.com or by emailing leinstergridprojects@eirgrid.com. The closing date for feedback is Friday February 1st. All feedback will then be analysed against a set of five criteria: technical, economic, environmental, deliverability and socio-economic before a short list will put forward for further evaluation.