08 Oct 2015
EIRGRID’S DECISION TO ABANDON GRID LINK PROJECT MUST LEAD TO REVIEW OF OTHER PROJECTSEnvironment & Rural Affairs
IFA’s Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed EirGrid’s decision not to develop the proposed project in the south east called Grid Link. He also called on EirGrid to review plans for similar projects in the north east and the west of Ireland.
Mr Kingston said, “Ireland’s economic recovery is more energy efficient, with overall electricity demand continuing to fall below projections. This fall in expected energy demand and the use of technologies from other countries has led to EirGrid’s decision today.”
“Today’s decision by EirGrid must lead to an immediate review of the other electricity infrastructure projects, to ensure the impact on farm families and rural communities is limited.”