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Connection

There are two main contracts or  'Agreements' required to set up a device at a test site.  These being a foreshore licence and a Grid Connection.  This section specificially deals with getting Grid Connection. 

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Transmission

Grid25 is Eirgrid's ongoing development plan to deliver a sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply to homes, businesses and industries.

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Grid Research and Development

Ireland has one of the Smartest Grids in the world currently able to manage up to 50% renewables on the system. 

Transmission system map

EirGrid Network

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Map of the EirGrid network in terms of connections.

Grid Connections

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Gridconnect image for grid connections.        

Grid West

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EirGrid Grid West connection opportunities.    

Electrical Grid Infrastructure across the Irish landscape

Electrical Grid Infrastructure across the Irish landscape image

Electrical Grid Infrastructure across the Irish landscape.

Grid structure in the Irish Landscape

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Grid pylon in the Irish Landscape

110 220KV Towers near Great Island

110 220KV Towers near Great Island image

110 220KV Towers near Great Island

110KV Line

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110KV Line.

110KV line with wood pole

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110KV line with wood pole

Grid Infrastructure at sunset

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Grid Infrastructure at sunset

Grid structure close up

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Grid structure close up.    

Grid structure close up near road.

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Grid structure close up near road.    

220KV Single Circuit Tower Angle

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220KV Single Circuit Tower Angle        

Grid Infrastructure

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Grid Infrastructure.

East West Interconnector Cable Max EWIC

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East West Interconnector Cable

East West Interconnector Cable

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East West Interconnector Cable.    

East West Interconnector Cable Laying at Sea

East West Interconnector Cable Laying at Sea image

East West Interconnector Cable Laying at Sea.

Grid West Infrastructure

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Grid West Infrastructure in the west of Ireland.

Grid West Information Office

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Grid West Information Office providing access to information on the project.

Transmission Map 2014

Transmission Map 2014 image

EirGrid SONI Transmission map 2013 outlining electrical transmission network of 400, 275, 220 and 110 KV capacity lines across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Smart Grid Ireland

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A Smart Grid is an electricity network that can cost efficiently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it – generators, consumers and those that do both – in order to ensure economically efficient, sustainable power system with low losses and high levels of quality and security of supply and safety.

ESB Networks EPRI Smart Networks

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ESB Networks EPRI Smart Networks projects initiated in 2011.

Irish Environment Smart Grid

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Irish Environment Smart Grid