Monday, March 22, 2021

EirGrid has just announced that it will host a series of webinars on the development of the North Connacht 110kV line in the coming weeks.

The project will see the construction of a power line between the Moy substation near Ballina in Co. Mayo and Tonroe substation near Ballaghaderreen in Co. Roscommon in order to create additional capacity for increased renewable energy generation in the west of Ireland into the future. EirGrid North Connacht

There was major opposition among communities in the study area for the project to any overhead line options for the development.

Their fears were allayed last Tuesday, March 16 when EirGrid confirmed that, following extensive public consultation, it would pursue an underground route as the emerging best performing option for the power line.

This morning the company confirmed that it will hold three webinars to discuss how it envisions the North Connacht Line developing from here.

Each webinar will include an opportunity for Q&A.

Advanced registration is not required.

The webinar details are as follows and the event can be accessed directly via the link supplied:

The first webinar will take place this Wednesday, March 24 at 6:00pm and can be accessed via the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84876418455

The second webinar takes place on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:00pm and the link to attend is as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84330793220

The third and final webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 14 at 6.00pm. To join click the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86476434483

Further information is available from EirGrid’s community liaison officer, Eoghan O’Sullivan, on (087) 2477732 or email [email protected]

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