Environmental Impact

Read about our guidelines for electricity transmission projects and our evidence-based environmental studies below.

We have published a number of guidelines for electricity transmission projects. These guidelines aim to ensure a standard approach to environmental assessment of high voltage transmission projects. These guidelines have been informed by the evidence based environmental studies. 

You can also read our dedicated webpage on power lines and your health here.

Over the past number of years, we, together with RPS Group, have prepared Evidence-Based Environmental Studies. These studies examine the environmental impact of the construction and existence of transmission infrastructure in Ireland in a representative range of Irish environmental conditions.

These authoritative studies are an ongoing body of work that will be updated to take account of new information and/or developments in understanding arising from practice and research.  They have been prepared by environmental experts with peer review from industry experts.  A steering group made up of various industry stakeholders and environmental organisations also contributed to the development of these studies.