Latest News and Announcements
22.04.13 Gary O’Halloran has been presented with the EirGrid prize for the top graduate in the M.Eng.Sc in Sustainable Energy from University College Cork. Press Release 22.04.13
14.03.13 Television viewers in Ireland watching the election of Pope Francis caused significant change in electricity demand yesterday evening, according to figures from the EirGrid National Control Centre. See Papal Election Press Release . A graph outlining the change in demand can be viewed here- Papal Election Graph .
05.03.13 Major milestone reached in Grid West project. EirGrid brings forward potential corridors for new transmission line. Grid West Press release .
21.01.2013 2013 Generation Capacity Statement. A positive outlook for power generation is forecast over the next decade on the island of Ireland in a new report published by the operators of the electricity grid in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Read report - All Island Generation Capacity Statement 2013-2022 .
08.01.2013 SEM Regulatory Authorities (CER and UR) in their role as members of ACER and EirGrid / SONI as members of ENTSOE invite interested stakeholders to a forum to discuss the latest developments in Framework Guidelines and Network Codes. See First SEM RAs TSO Stakeholder Forum on Network Code Developments
20.12.2012 Commercial operation of the East West Interconnector commences 21st December 2012-Interconnector up and running
12.12.2012 EirGrid Season's Greetings .
05.12.2012 An Bord Pleanála have granted planning permission for the proposed grid development in North Kerry-EirGrid North Kerry grid upgrade gets the go ahead .
12.11.12 EirGrid has published the Transmission Development Plan 2012-2022 for consultation which describes the TSO's development planning process, drivers and assumptions.
05.11.12 Eirgrid Group's Annual Renewable Report 2012 was launched in Dublin by the minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Mr. Pat Rabbitte. News Release: Annual Renewable Report 2012
31.10.12 EirGrid has expanded the information provided via its website to include a map showing transmission system disturbances. Press Release on System Disturbance Website Info
30.10.12 EirGrid and SONI have announced the Smart Grid concepts which will commence testing on the island’s power systems.EirGrid Group Selects Smart Grid Demonstration Projects
25.10.12 EirGrid and NDRC (the National Digital Research Centre) have announced an innovative new collaboration, the Smart Grid Innovation Hub. Media Release - EirGrid and NDRC Launch Smart Grid Collaboration
23.10.12 EirGrid Statement re East West Interconnector operation. Media Release - East West Interconnector
22.10.12 EirGrid has achieved Business in the Community Ireland’s (BITCI) ‘Business Working Responsibly’ Mark, Ireland’s only certification for responsible and sustainable business practices.Press Release - Business Working Responsibly Mark
20.09.2012 Ireland’s first electricity link with Great Britain was officially opened today at an EirGrid event attended by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, Irish and British Energy Ministers and EU Energy Commissioner Oettinger. EirGrid East West Interconnector Opening
14.09.2012 EirGrid has been shortlisted for the prestigious European Business Awards, based on its achievements in the Smart Grid, Infrastructure Development and Renewable Integration fields.News Release
10.09.12 The An Bord Pleanala planning hearing for the Clashavoon Dunmanway project got underway today in Macroom. Clashavoon Dunmanway Planning Hearing media statement
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