Kildare Meath Upgrade

The purpose of the forum is to ensure that stakeholder and community views are understood and properly considered prior to and during project delivery

Kildare Meath Community Forum

The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum offers advice to us on key project developments such as:

  • how we communicate and engage with the public;
  • what we need to consider in developing the project; and
  • how we can deliver meaningful community benefit to the area where our infrastructure is hosted.

The forum acts as a consultative body and does not replace any other engagement and consultation we carry out.

How the forum was developed

In May 2021 we appointed an Irish charity called Development Perspectives as the independent Chair of the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum.

In June 2021 we held an information evening about the setup of the forum. We then opened a public nomination period where community groups were invited to express an interest in sitting on the forum. We also invited Kildare County Council and Meath County Council to nominate elected representatives onto the forum, which is ongoing.

What's Happening Now?

August 2021

The community forum held its first meeting on 14 July and has since met on 11 August and 30 August.

The forum will continue to meet regularly to provide feedback, for project updates and to ensure two-way communication is on-going.