Underground Cable Routes Annou...


Underground Cable Routes Announced For Major Dublin Upgrade

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:35 30 Jan 2024

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The routes for three underground electricity cables, as part of a major power upgrade in Dublin, have been announced.

Powering Up Dublin will see the replacement of over 50km of high-voltage cables that have been in use for almost half a century.

Eirgrid says they need to be upgraded to transform and modernise the city’s electricity supply.

It will see cables linking electricity substations between Finglas and North Wall, North Wall and Poolbeg and Poolbeg and Carrickmines.

A further two cable circuits are also planned to link Inchicore and Poolbeg.

Following a public consultation three routes have been published. The company says while much of the cabling will be placed under public roads, off-road sections will also be used to help "minimise disruption".

That will include running sections through land at Dublin Port and Leopardstown Racecourse. Eirgrid says a significant portion of the Poolbeg to Carrickmines cable route will also be placed offshore.

Work is due to begin later this year and be completed by 2029.

EirGrid will be hosting a series of information events on the cable routes at venues around Dublin in February.

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