Public Consultation Commences on €500 Million Grid Link Project

Public consultation has started on the Grid Link Project, an estimated Eur500 million development planned by EirGrid to upgrade the electricity grid. The development will involve the construction of a new power line linking Leinster and Munster. The Grid Link Project is a key element of EirGrid’s Grid25 strategy – a Eur3.2 billion investment in … Read more

Subsea Grid Connecting Scottish, Irish and Northern Irish Offshore Renewable Sites is Feasible

The huge potential benefits of a new electricity grid under the Irish Sea connecting power sources on Scottish, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland electricity networks have been highlighted in an exhaustive study. The Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study (ISLES) study, funded by the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, has found that development of an interconnected … Read more

US Consumers to Gain Access to Their Energy Information

The Obama administration has announced a series of measures to make energy information readily accessible to consumers and promote innovation in the energy sector as part of a broader effort to modernise the US electricity grid. Google and The Climate Group along with a coalition of businesses and NGOs sent a letter to President Obama … Read more

Auto Manufacturers Agree on Specifications to Connect Electrically Chargeable Vehicles to Electricity Grid

The European automobile manufacturers have defined joint specifications to connect electrically chargeable vehicles to the electricity grid in a safe and user-friendly way. The industry recommendations will enable the relevant EU standardization bodies to make rapid progress with defining a common interface between the electricity infrastructure and vehicles throughout Europe. The recommendations also provide decisive … Read more