Wednesday, December 02, 2020

An EirGrid spokesperson says the company’s proposed North Connaght 110kV project is reaching a critical point with the preferred design and route option soon to be agreed. electricity wires

David Martin made his comments as the company again encouraged people to have their say on the project options.

The North Connacht 110kV line is a new electricity circuit that will run from Ballina in Mayo to Ballaghaderreen in Roscommon.

The developers say the infrastructure will underpin investment in the region and facilitate the growth of renewable energy.

The EirGrid project team is currently evaluating possible overhead line and underground cable routes for the North Connacht line within a study area that runs from Foxford in the west to Tubbercurry in the east; and Ballina in the north to Ballaghaderreen in the south. There are four overhead line and three underground cable routes.

EirGrid extended the original public consultation closing date of November 16 by another four weeks following representations from local people and public representatives.

David Martin, EirGrid spokesperson, said: “We have received a significant amount of feedback from people in recent weeks and expect that to continue right up to December 11. This is vitally important and will influence how the project progresses over the coming months.”

The company is encouraging members of the public to continue to submit feedback online or, if not possible, to contact the project liaison team by telephone before December 11.

Telephone clinics will continue to be available for the duration of the consultation period with an option for project information to be mailed out to the public on request.

Additional webinars on the project have been scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, December 3 at 6pm and next Monday, December 7 at 8pm.

For more information visit the website: http://www.eirgridgroup.com/NorthConnachtProject or call the liaison team on (087)2477732.

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