We have an ongoing need to develop the electricity transmission grid. This ensures a secure and reliable supply of electricity now, for the future, and for our children’s future. On this page, you can find out about current and recent projects for grid development.
We only plan new transmission infrastructure to keep the grid secure, and to prepare for future needs. On this page, you can find out about current and recent projects for grid development in your area. Use this to learn how local projects may affect you, and how to make your views known on these projects.Find out more
This project will increase the capacity and reliability of the connection between the two networks. This means they could operate as one system - which will deliver considerable changes for the better.
400 kV submarine cable in the Shannon Estuary
In the EirGrid Group, we have two core responsibilities. We manage the flow of power across the grid to meet daily needs, and we also plan for the future of the grid. This involves the maintenance, improvement and technological upgrade of our network.
Improving and upgrading the grid is a significant task that often requires major infrastructure. These can include transmission stations, underground cables, or overhead lines carried by pylons.
Before we develop or add to the grid, we work with those who our plans may affect. We aim to make grid development a consultative process. On each project, we want to engage with locals, community representatives and interest groups. Our goal is to find the best possible solution. Key to this is understanding your concerns and learning from your local knowledge.
Every project has its own consultation process. We give you information to understand why there is a need for the project, and provide an opportunity for you to respond. Then, at each stage of our decisions, we tell you our thinking, and ask for your opinion. You have a real chance to shape our decisions, particularly if you respond early on. Finally, our projects are subject to the same planning laws as other major infrastructure.
We want to hear from you. If there's a project near you that causes concern, find it here and see how your input can make a difference.