EirGrid to hold East Meath-North Dublin project information day in Swords
As part of its ongoing awareness campaign on the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade, EirGrid, operator and developer of the electricity grid, will hold an information day in Swords this coming Wednesday, May 18.
The information day will take place in The Atrium, County Hall, Swords from 11am to 4pm and provide the public with the latest information on the proposed 400kV underground cable project. The project will connect Woodland substation near Batterstown, County Meath and Belcamp substation in north Dublin.
The upgrade is a response to increased electricity demand in the greater Dublin area, and is required to reduce the use of fossil fuels for electricity generation in the capital.
More broadly, the project will also strengthen the network in anticipation of the future development of renewable energy, onshore and offshore, growing housing demand and electrification of transport.
EirGrid commenced the awareness campaign earlier this month to provide stakeholders with the latest updates on the project and will be consulting on a route option later this year.
Chief Infrastructure Officer, Michael Mahon, said, “Information days are an important part of engaging with communities on projects in their locality, to provide clarity on what has taken place, and what will be happening in the next stage of the project.
“We welcome stakeholders to come to County Hall this Wednesday to discuss the project in detail with the team who will be happy to answer any questions people may have,” added Mahon.
The EirGrid team will be at County Hall, Swords from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday next, where people can hear more about the proposed project.
The awareness campaign continues into next month with the EirGrid team and its mobile information unit:
- May 31 - Supervalu in Tyrrelstown, 11am to 6pm
- June 1 - Kinsealy Garden Centre, 10am to 1pm and on to St Margaret’s GAA Club from 2pm to 5pm
- June 2 - Caffrey’s Batterstown, Co Meath from 10am to 2pm
- June 14 – Main Street, Dunboyne, 10am to 1pm and Sweeney’s, Kilbride, 2pm – 5pm
- June 15 - Coachman’s Inn, Airport Road, 10am to 2pm
- For more information about the project, visit eirgrid.ie/EastMeathNorthDublin
Picture caption: The EirGrid team will be on hand to answer any questions about the East Meath-North Dublin Grid Upgrade at The Atrium, County Hall in Swords this Wednesday.
Note to editors
- This project will help facilitate Ireland’s transition to a low-carbon energy future and improve electricity supply for Ireland’s electricity users.
- A community forum will be established in the coming months and will act as a consultative body during the project. Members will meet regularly, and the forum will include representatives of communities and public representatives.