Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France shows EirGrid can underground projects

The new Celtic Interconnector between Ireland and France shows EirGrid is open to undergrounding projects.

Nigel Hillis from the Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee said the €930 million cable will be the key focus of the company over the coming years. The project will connect energy supplies from east Cork to Brittany in north France, and is expected to completed by 2026.

Progress on the North South Interconnector has been halted since planning permission for the Northern section on the power line was withdrawn in February. Speaking to Northern Sound News, Nigel Hillis said undergrounding is looking like a more viable option.