EirGrid public consultation is a chance for Fingal residents to have their say – Farrell

30/10/2020

Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has urged people to contribute to EirGrid’s public consultation on a new development.

Deputy Farrell said, “Creating a safe and reliable supply of electricity is vital to the future of Fingal, as one of the fastest growing populations in the country, we will increasingly need a greater supply of electricity.”

“I am pleased that the process to deliver this service is already underway and this week will mark the launch of a public consultation, co-ordinated by the EirGrid Group who manage Ireland’s electricity grid.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “The project to the develop this electricity supply will help us make the necessary changes to meet our target of achieving 70% renewable electricity by 2030. By reaching this milestone, we will take a significant step in reducing our carbon emissions and further enhance our move away from fossil fuels. We are committed to making sure that we meet our climate responsibilities.”

“The project, known as the East Meath/North Dublin Network Reinforcement, will consider 7 different technology options, both overhead and underground and will be evaluated on 5 aspects, namely, technical, deliverability, socio-economic, environmental and economic.”

Deputy Farrell added, “The public consultation will last 8 weeks and close on December 7th, 2020, following this public consultation with stakeholders and community groups, a shortlist will go forward for in-depth analysis.”