Energy costs: Challenge for councils in Wales ‘cannot be overstated’

Higher energy bills mean councils across Wales have £200m less to spend in 2023/24, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) said. There are fears this could affect jobs and resources in areas like schools and homeless services. The UK government has said it will cut councils’ energy costs for six months. Bills for UK businesses –…

EirGrid to host information events to establish forums for Powering Up Dublin

The Powering Up Dublin Community and Business Forums bring together people and organisations from across the project area so that stakeholder, community and local businesses’ views can be discussed, understood and properly considered throughout the lifecycle of the project. This project will see up to 50km of cables being installed, with some cables replacing existing…

MaresConnect response to Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ consultation on electricity interconnection policy published on 10 June 2022

8 September 2022 Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Response to consultation on Electricity Interconnection Policy  MaresConnect Limited welcomes the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications’ consultation on electricity interconnection policy published on 10 June 2022. We set out below our key points in response to the consultation and provide a detailed response to…

The UK is the latest country to ready for blackouts and power shortages this winter, as Europe’s energy crisis intensifies, according to a report

The UK is the latest country preparing to implement emergency measures this winter as soaring gas and electricity prices fuel an energy crisis in Europe. The British government is prepared to trigger emergency measures in January to conserve gas as electricity imports fall, according to Bloomberg. A number of countries, including Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark…

MaresConnect Interconnector Secures Ofgem Licence

Dublin, 06 July 2022 – Ofgem’s licence grants MaresConnect the right to own and operate an electricity interconnector project in the UK and provides certain associated powers as a statutory undertaker. MaresConnect is a proposed 750MW electricity interconnector linking the power markets of Ireland and Great Britain¹. The cable route is approximately 245km underground and…