EirGrid Statement on Independent review into North South Interconnector

21st March 2023

EirGrid has acknowledged the publication by Government of an independent review on the North South Interconnector. This Review accepts the findings of previous reports including the 2018 Expert Commission that indicated that the North South Interconnector should proceed as planned as an overhead line.

The North South Interconnector is critical for the security of electricity supply across the island of Ireland; to support social and economic growth in the Northeast region; and enable Ireland to reach its renewable energy targets.

As the project has full planning permission in Ireland and Northern Ireland it will now proceed to the next phase of the project. EirGrid will liaise closely with ESB Networks, which will build the Irish portion of the project and the regulator, the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities on the next steps.

There will be full engagement with landowners, local communities and stakeholders along the route as we proceed with the project.