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Eirgird wants to "collaborate with the public" on its future developments

Mar 8, 2021 16:03 By News Northern Sound
Eirgird wants to "collaborate with the public" on its future developments Eirgird wants to "collaborate with the public" on its future developments
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The state agency that manages the country's electricity is launching a public consultation on its future. Eirgrid is looking for opinions on its future

The state agency that manages the country's electricity is launching a public consultation on its future.

Eirgrid is looking for opinions on its future development to meet climate change targets.

It's set to undertake numerous network development projects throughout the country over the next decade, at a cost of up to €2 billion.

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Among the proposals is that the State picks where all wind farms will be and that it'll stop building data centres in Dublin.

There has been widespread local opposition to Eirgrid's North-South Interconnector, and a recent ESRI study found that over 70% of people oppose overhead transmission lines within 5 kilometres of their home.

CEO of Eirgrid, Mark Foley, says he wants to "collaborate with the public and all stakeholders", and adds that the world is moving towards cleaner electricity:

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