Mainstream eyes energy bridge deal with Portuguese/Chinese group

Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power is to team up with utilities from Portugal and China to study building a 5,000-megawatt link to export wind power from Ireland to Britain.

13th September, 2012
Mainstream Renewable Power's founder Eddie O'Connor.

Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power is to team up with utilities from Portugal and China to study building a 5,000-megawatt link to export wind power from Ireland to Britain.

The renewable-energy developer struck a preliminary deal with Portugal’s REN-Redes Energeticas Nacionais, part-held by China State Grid Corp., that may result in a joint venture to finance and build the Energy Bridge link, Mainstream said today, according to a Bloomberg report. Britain’s National Grid would also be...

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