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Independent Studies in relation to the North South Interconnector project

​​​​Motions were passed in Dáil and Seanad Éireann on 16 February 2017 and 1 March 2017 respectively calling for an updated independent study into the north-south interconnector. Two independent studies were subsequently commissioned to address the main points of the motions as well as key concerns expressed by parties opposed to the development.

The first is a study to investigate the cost and technical feasi​bility of undergrounding the North South interconnector. The report was conducted by an International Expert Commission made up of Bo Normark, Ronnie Belmans and Keith Bell.

The second study examines the levels of compensation provided to land and property owners in proximity to high-voltage transmission lines in a European context. This study was conducted by KHSK Economic Consultants.

Both reports have now been completed and are available below.

Publication Documents

 

 

Independent study to examine the technical feasibility and cost of undergrounding the North-South Interconnectorhttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/energy/publications/Documents/20/IEC Final Report North South Interconnector.pdfIndependent study to examine the technical feasibility and cost of undergrounding the North-South Interconnector01/10/2018 23:00:00pdf2875438
International Practice in the Approach to and Levels of Compensation of Property Owners in Proximity to High-Voltage Transmission Lineshttps://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/energy/publications/Documents/20/KHSK Lines Compensation Final Report.pdfInternational Practice in the Approach to and Levels of Compensation of Property Owners in Proximity to High-Voltage Transmission Lines01/10/2018 23:00:00pdf1613255