The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD today published a national policy statement on electricity interconnection in Ireland.
Minister Naughten stated, "Electricity interconnection is strategically important to each of the three pillars of Ireland's energy policy – sustainability, security of supply and competitiveness. This policy statement seeks to ensure that Ireland is in the best position to benefit fully from the wide variety of strategic and economic benefits of electricity interconnection."
The policy statement outlines the main drivers and benefits of interconnection and provides national support for electricity interconnection. The statement is designed to provide policy certainty to developers and to best serve the Irish public, setting out the official overall perspective on electricity interconnection.
Further details on the policy statement and the public consultation process can be found here.