Eirgrid backs out of €240m Mayo power line project

Most likely replacement is lower voltage line which can run underground

19th June, 2016
The overhead lines costing 240 million is set to be axed Pic: RollingNews.ie

A controversial €240 million overhead power line in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s constituency is set to be axed.

The 113-kilometre Grid West line between Mayo and Roscommon was designed to cater principally for an enormous wind farm project being built by the ESB and Bord na Mona.

But the Oweninny wind farm in Bellacorick in north Mayo has since been almost halved in size, from 112 turbines to 61 turbines, in the application which...

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