Technology used in new pylon route a first in Europe: The Irish Times, 8 October 2015

Grid Link is the biggest and most expensive of three projects EirGrid announced in early 2013. Running 230km from Knockraha in Cork, through Wexford, to Dunstown in Kildare, its cost two years ago was estimated at €500 million.

It is about twice the size of the other two projects planned by the national grid operator, the North-South link from Meath to Tyrone and Grid West from Mayo to Galway.

In 2013 EirGrid’s chief executive Fintan Slye said all three were required to achieve two things. The first was to bring wind power from generators on the west coast to the main population centres in the east and south.

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