Power cable upgrade could lead to traffic disruption ‘on a par with the Luas works’

Eirgrid tells meeting that Dublin must replace high-voltage 220kv underground cables that supply electricity to city

Luas works being carried out in 2015: there are approximately ten separate 220kv cables traversing Dublin city, all of which will have to be replaced in the coming years. The potential disruption has been compared to that caused by the construction of the light rail system. Picture: Getty

Dublin could be facing traffic disruption on a scale not experienced since the Luas works amid plans to replace and upgrade underground power cables, the Business Post has learned.

A meeting of key stakeholders was convened earlier this month by Eirgrid, the electricity grid operator, to discuss the replacement of high-voltage 220kv cables that supply electricity to the city. Those present at the meeting included Owen Keegan of Dublin City Council, Paddy Hayes, the chief ...