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The Sinn Féin candidate for the Midlands Northwest European constituency, Matt Carthy, has called for the independent expert panel on pylons to listen to the voice of local residents. Speaking following the publication of the Terms of Reference of the review of the Grid West and Grid Link projects, Carthy said, “It is essential that the concerns of communities affected by pylons are addressed by the independent expert panel. Under the terms of reference, the independent expert panel will examine the potential environmental impacts, technical efficacy and cost factors in regards to placing electric transmission lines overhead or underground. However, it is disappointing to learn that the potential impacts of Electro Magnetic Fields will not be taken into consideration by the independent expert panel.”
Fans and opponents of wind technology will soon be able to get a first-hand look at a wind turbine after a single, 88m (290 ft) turbine has received planning permission on a site between Mullingar and Delvin.
EirGrid has held a series of open days across the west on potential route corridors for the Grid West project, including days in Bangor Erris, Ballina, Swinford and Claremorris.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has told the Dáil that the poor electricity transmission network in Mayo is jeopardising a number major alternative energy projects in the county which are at an advanced stage of planning.
IBEC West, which represents business in the region, has welcomed the significant progress on the Grid West project, following the announcement of a number of potential corridors which can accommodate this new transmission line. The project is a €240 million investment in the west of Ireland’s energy infrastructure and is being developed by EirGrid, the state-owned company responsible for the development and operation of the national electricity transmission system.
A married mother of seven was before Ballina District Court on Tuesday for unlawfully interfering with an electricity meter.
Summer is a great time for children and young people to explore their natural surroundings and have fun. We all use electricity every day but it has many potential hazards which we all must learn to be careful with. At this time of the year, ESB Networks would like to remind both parents and young people to always be aware of the potential dangers that electricity lines and poles can pose.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the recent announcement by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) that it is committed to new and existing energy projects in Mayo.
SSE plc has entered in to agreement with Endesa Generacion SA, to acquire Endesa Ireland Limited in an acquisition and investment package totalling €488 million. The investment includes the 104MW Tawnaghmore gas oil flexible peaking power plant in Co Mayo.
The issue of wind-powered, electricity generation is back to the fore in the Midlands with the announcement this week that an Irish company has signed an €18m contract with a Chinese firm to develop three wind farms in Westmeath, Offaly, and Roscommon.