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Parliamentary Question re: Eirgrid (Dunnstown Taghadoe Link)

To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources his plans to connect the Dunnstown and Taghadoe stations under Eirgrid’s draft strategy to develop Ireland’s transmission grid; if so, the further information he will provide regarding the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. – Anthony Lawlor. * For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 2nd April, 2015. (540 Received on 27th March, 2015.)

REPLY

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Alex White)

EirGrid published its latest review of its Grid25 programme in the form of a new draft grid development strategy entitled “Your Grid, Your Views, Your Tomorrow” on the 27th March 2015. The draft is shaped by three key pillars: open engagement with communities; making the most of new technologies; and a commitment to make the existing grid work harder before building new transmission infrastructure.

Information in relation to the Dunnstown and Taghadoe stations is contained in the review which can be found on the EirGrid website at www.eirgrid.com/yourgridyourviews