Natural Resources Committee to Debate Key Electricity Interconnector

The Joint Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture will be briefed by a wide range of opinion on the proposed €280 million high-voltage power line from Meath to Tyrone, when meets on Tuesday 21 February.

Representatives from the International Expert Commission, comprising three industry experts from Sweden, Norway and Belgium and established by Minister for Energy Pat Rabbitte TD last year, will present their report on the matter to kick off the proceedings. National Grid operator EirGrid, as well as ESB Networks, will brief the Committee.

The Committee will also hear presentations by the North-East Pylon Pressure Campaign, the Monaghan Anti-Pylon Committee and Ratheniska Action Group.

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