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Energy Night, Ireland’s largest and longest-running student-run energy event, will take place in NUI Galway next week.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is expected to clarify next week his position on controversial plans to erect giant pylons and overground 400 kV lines across the landscape of north and east Mayo.
Fianna Fáil councillor Jimmy Maloney has called for the numerous community groups who have concerns about the potential Eirgrid project in the county to be provided with funding and can engage the services of a specialist independent consultant so they can be represented and their concerns be put across by an appropriate professional. Cllr Maloney said this week, “I attended the special county council meeting and listened with interest to the presentation given by Eirgrid. I then weighed this up against the numerous calls I had received from the public over the past number of weeks relating to genuine public concern over the Eirgrid proposal. As I see it the only solution for fair and open discussion is to provide the public and community groups with funding to allow them the option of engaging the services of an independent consultant or consultants to represent them at local and national level- Specifically when this process reaches planning stage with An Bord Pleanála. This means that they can request answers to their concerns from the appropriate independent professionals. I further feel that the costs arising from this consultation should be paid for by Eirgrid.”
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 plan to bring 21st century energy infrastructure to Galway and the West of Ireland was launched by EirGrid this week. By connecting the electricity generated by the region’s huge renewable energy resources, the Grid West project will facilitate significant job creation and investment as well as contributing to national recovery and growth.
The latest phase of EirGrid’s public consultation regarding plans for a new 110 kV electricity circuit to connect the existing Mullingar 110 kV Transmission Station at Irishtown and the existing Kinnegad 110 kV Transmission Station near Kinnegad Co Westmeath, is to commence this week.
EirGrid, the operator of the national grid, will brief major stakeholders in Mullingar on their planned €310 million investment in electricity infrastructure in the Midlands region. This investment is part of the Grid25 strategy. The speaker on the day will be manager of Grid implementation, Aidan Corcoran. The event will be held in the Mullingar Park Hotel on Tuesday November 24 at 8am.