Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project

The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

It is a 220 kV high-voltage cable which is capable of transporting large quantities of electricity over long distances. There is already over 200 kilometres of similar underground cable installed on the Irish electricity transmission grid.

 

Where is the project?

The underground cable will run for approximately 21 kilometres in the public road network between Kilpaddoge and Knockanure electricity substations.

Kilpaddoge station is located three kilometres west of Tarbert and Knockanure is seven kilometres east of Listowel.

An overview map of this project can be viewed here.

What are the benefits of this project?

This project is required to connect renewable electricity generated in the south west of the country. It will transport approximately 300 megawatts of energy generated by local wind farms.

That is enough electricity to supply 225,000 homes.

The project will also strengthen the transmission network in the south west of the country, ensuring a secure supply of electricity for homes and businesses.