Eirgrid plans €10 million community benefit fund

Electricity grid operator Eirgrid is planning to put a €10 million community benefit package in place to ease the passage of the most contentious element of its multibillion euro grid improvement plan, announced last week.

15th April, 2015
Fintan Slye, chief executive of EirgridFeargal Ward

While all three elements of the plan have faced significant opposition, the most controversial aspect has been the line joining the electricity system to that in the North, called the North-South Interconnector.

Eirgrid chief executive Fintan Slye said that he was aware of the level of public opposition to the line. “It’s definitely going to be difficult. There is a significant amount of community concern up there. We know that, we recognise that. We’re going...

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