Ireland, Belgium and the UK increase their cooperation on interconnection and renewables

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, along with his Belgian and UK counterparts, Minister Tinne van der Straeten and Andrew Bowie, have signed a Joint Statement in Bruges, Belgium today, which paves the way for greater cooperation on renewables and interconnection opportunities between the three countries. Minister Ryan spoke about how…

Public Consultations to be held in Wales to discuss the MaresConnect Electricity Interconnector

North Wales, 13 February 2024 Public consultations to discuss MaresConnect, the proposed 750MW electricity interconnector between Ireland and Wales, have been announced by the developer MaresConnect Limited. Tom Brinicombe, Planning and Permitting Manager for MaresConnect commented: “We are pleased to announce a series of public consultation events designed to introduce and discuss the project with…

MaresConnect: Public Consultation Announcement

MaresConnect is a proposed 750MW electricity interconnector designed to link the Irish and British electricity transmission networks, enabling electricity transmission in both directions between Ireland and Wales. In Wales, MaresConnect will include a converter station near the existing Bodelwyddan substation in Denbighshire and underground cabling, which will be routed within the local road network and…

MaresConnect welcomes Ireland’s Draft Updated National Energy & Climate Plan (NECP) for 2021-2030

Submitted to the European Commission in December 2023, the NECP highlights Ireland’s commitment to a sustainable energy future.   We are delighted to be recognized as a vital component of Ireland’s energy evolution. MaresConnect, currently in the development phase, has recently progressed under the TYNDP 2024 application process, solidifying its position as the most realistic…

MaresConnect welcomes new interconnector policy in Ireland

Dublin, 27 July 2023   Department for the Environment, Climate and Communications confirms further interconnection to Great Britain by 2030   MaresConnect welcomes the publication of the Irish Government’s National Policy Statement on Electricity Interconnection, announced on 25 July 2023 by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan. The Interconnector Policy confirms…

Ireland: Application for a foreshore licence and invitation for public submissions or observations for the purpose of conducting stage 2 appropriate assessment

13 July 2023 MaresConnect Limited (MCL) has applied to the Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for a Foreshore Licence under Section 3 of the Foreshore Act 1933, as amended, to carry out site investigation survey works off the coast of County Dublin; these site investigation works are to be carried out in order…

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