There are no plans to link the proposed Ratheniska electricity substation to the €500 million plyon project from Cork to Kildare, according to the State company behind the project.
In a statement EirGrid said the Grid Link project is a proposed 400 kV overhead line development from Cork (Knockraha Substation) to Kildare (Dunstown Subtation) via Wexford (Great Island Substation). A spokesperson said it is not a direct circuit or route between Cork and Kildare and Ratheniska was not part of the project.
“There are no plans for the Grid Link line to connect into the proposed Coolnabacky (Laois) substation,” said the statement.
The company said Grid Link is at a very early stage and has identified a ‘study area’.
“The main reason why Coolnabacky falls within the study area at this point is due to the physical boundaries which have been chosen for the proposed study area. To the West the M7 & M8 have been chosen as a physical boundary,” said the statement.
Eirgrid said it welcomes all feedback and input during what will be a “lengthy consultation process”.
For details and updates on the project please see http://www.eirgridprojects.com/gridlink for details of the project and the proposed study area. Grid Link project team contact details are also listed on this website.
EirGrid anticipates publishing the Grid Link corridor options in early 2013.