EirGrid, operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid, will hold a series of information sessions in the coming days as part of an ongoing awareness campaign around the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade.
The first information unit will be hosted at Hollystown Golf Club today Thursday [September 21st] between 11am and 7pm, and aims to provide the public with the latest details around the proposed 400 kV underground cable project. The development will connect Woodland substation, near Batterstown in County Meath, and Belcamp substation, near Clonshaugh in north Dublin.
These works are needed to strengthen the grid in order to cater for increased electricity demand in the region, due to economic expansion and population growth. They will also assist in reducing the use of, and reliance upon, fossil fuels for power generation.
After the prior announcement of the Emerging Best Performing Option in March of this year, further assessments have taken place, as well as continued engagement with landowners, communities and statutory stakeholders. The resulting Best Performing Option is a refinement of that route, which crosses the River Tolka, the railway at M3 Parkway, along with the M1, M2 and M3 motorways.
EirGrid’s associated awareness campaign continues across this region in the coming weeks. Following Thursday’s event in Hollystown, the next information day takes place on September 28th at St Margaret’s GAA Club, Ballystrahan. The series concludes on October 5th in Dunboyne, County Meath.
For any further information on the East Meath-North Dublin grid upgrade, check out eirgrid.ie/eastmeathnorthdublin.
Full details of the upcoming information sessions can be found below:
- 21 September, 11am – 7pm: Hollystown Golf Club, Hollystown, Dublin 15, Co Dublin
- 28 September, 11am – 7pm: St Margaret’s GAA Club, Ballystrahan, St Margaret’s, Co Dublin
- 5 October, 11am – 7pm: Dunboyne Main Street, Dunboyne, Co Meath