EirGrid is hosting a series of webinars next week on the North Connacht 110 kV project, a new electricity line that will run from Ballina to Ballaghaderreen. 

The company is encouraging people who have questions about the project and it’s route to register online for one of three webinars which take place on October 22nd,  24th and 28th . 

The North Connacht 110 kV project is a new electricity circuit that will facilitate the growth of renewable energy. 

It will be either an underground cable or overhead line that links the electricity substations at Moy near Ballina and Tonroe near Ballaghaderreen. 

At present, EirGrid is evaluating possible routes for the circuit within a study area that runs from Foxford in the west to Tubercurry in the east; and Ballina in the north to Ballaghaderreen in the south. 

The current round of public consultation started on September 14th and runs until November 16th. 

David Martin of EirGrid says the project is reaching a critical point where they will soon determine the best possible route.

He’s been telling Midwest News that Eirgrid is appealing to locals to have their say via the webinars, on the phone, or through a hardcopy questionnaire.


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