Capital Project 966 is a proposed development that will help to transfer electricity to the east of Ireland.
Capital Project 966 is a proposed development that will help transfer electricity to the east of the country and distribute it within the network in Meath, Kildare and Dublin.
The project will help meet the growing demand for electricity in the east. This growth is due to increased economic activity and the planned connection of new data centres in the region.
A significant number of Ireland’s electricity generators are located in the south and south west. This is where many wind farms and some modern, conventional generators are located. This power needs to be transported to where it is needed.
The power is mainly transported cross-country on the two existing 400 kV lines from the Moneypoint station in Clare to the Dunstown substation in Kildare and Woodland substation in Meath.
Transporting large amounts of electricity on these 400 kV lines could cause problems that would affect the security of electricity supply throughout Ireland, particularly if one of the lines is lost unexpectedly.
To solve this emerging issue, we need to strengthen the electricity network between Dunstown and Woodland.