Planning application for Celtic Interconnector to be submitted next month

Construction could begin on interconnector between France and Ireland’s energy system next year

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
24th May, 2021
Planning application for Celtic Interconnector to be submitted next month
Mark Foley, chief executive of Eirgrid, said the planning application was imminent and the interconnector would be central to the future of Ireland’s electricity system. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A planning application for the €1 billion interconnector between Ireland and France’s electricity systems is to be submitted by Eirgrid next month, with construction expected to begin in 2022, the Business Post has learned.

It is anticipated that a decision by An Bord Pleanala on the Irish portion of the Celtic Interconnector will take approximately 12 months, and should it be successful, construction would begin next year.

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