Today (Friday), the EirGrid project team concluded its information week in Two Mile House, Co Kildare after five days of extensive public engagement across Kildare and Meath.
The electricity transmission system operator is engaging with the public about four possible routes for the Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade, a high-capacity connection between Dunstown substation in Kildare and Woodland substation in Meath.
Visiting nine towns and villages, the team received a high level of engagement with the public and stakeholders about the project.
The project will help to more effectively transfer power to the east of the country and distribute it within the electricity network in Meath, Kildare and surrounding counties.
Speaking about the importance of the public engagement process, Kevin Dolan, Programme Manager for the Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade, said: “It’s important for the public and stakeholders to have their say. We want to hear from people, we want them to look at the routes and give feedback and we will factor that feedback into our decision.
“We’ve had lots of people come up to our mobile information unit over the week and the team welcomed the level of input and feedback provided by the public. We will continue to work with communities to find the best route.”
To view the route options being considered, visit www.eirgrid.ie/KildareMeath. The public consultation closes on 22 November. Members of the public can also submit their views online at consult.eirgrid.ie, by email to [email protected] or by freepost to Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Consultation, EirGrid, Freepost FDN 5312, Ballsbridge, D04 FW28.