The EirGrid team with Joe Corr, President of the Irish Planning Institute

EirGrid wins at the Irish Planning Awards 2018

09 February 2018

EirGrid won an award in the ‘Participation and Engagement’ category at the Irish Planning Awards ceremony on Thursday evening. The entry was entitled A Transformational Approach to the Planning of Strategic Infrastructure.

The aim of the Irish Planning Awards is to highlight innovation and achievement in Irish planning in complex and dynamic environments.

EirGrid is delighted to have been recognised for developing this new, innovative six-step approach to building the electricity grid that was developed by a number of great people working in EirGrid, in particular, the planning team.

The new six-step approach to developing electricity transmission infrastructure underpins our desire to develop the national grid across the country in a transparent and inclusive manner with communities and stakeholders.

John Fitzgerald, Director of Grid Development, welcomed the announcement: "We are delighted to have been recognised at the Irish Planning Awards this evening amongst so many excellent entries. We greatly appreciate the recognition that this award provides and will continue to put communities and people at the heart of our plans."