2013 Launch Date for Eirgrid ‘Corridors’

By Eoin Kellehers LAND owners, farmers, and householders will have to wait until next year before they discover if land near them is proposed for a major new electrical power line connecting Cork and Dublin

By Eoin Kellehers

LAND owners, farmers, and householders will have to wait until next year before they discover if land near them is proposed for a major new electrical power line connecting Cork and Dublin

Tipperary may be one of the counties through which Eirgrid plan to build a E500m ‘Grid Link’ – a “motorway” for electricity – explained Project Manager John Lowry at this month’s meeting of South Tipperary County Council.

The plan is to identify “corridors” through which the power line could be routed – avoiding major cultural and natural features. Mr Lowry reassured Councillors that the high voltage power lines would emit no more radiation than an average mobile phone or hairdryer. “This is a vital development strengthening the electricity grid across the south and east of the country that will help ensure a secure electricity supply for the future needs of the region, enable Ireland to meet its renewable energy targets, and help empower economic growth,” said Mr Lowry.

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.