Transmission

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

Grid25 will also help Ireland meet its target of 40% of energy supply coming from sustainable Irish sources.  Approximately 800km of new lines will be built which represents an increase of 20% on the total length of our current grid.  These new lines will be required to provide access to the grid for new renewable generators.

Grid25- A Strategy for the Development of Ireland’s Electricity Grid for a Sustainable and Competitive Future can be downloaded from the following link.


 

In order to manage the operation of the power system over the coming years a programme of work has been established entitled “Delivering a Secure Sustainable Electricity System (DS3)”.

This programme was established following a comprehensive analysis of the long-term needs of the power system.

The key message from this analysis is that the 2020 renewable targets are achievable; however, significant work is required to manage the integration of very high levels of instantaneous renewable penetration on the island.  

The deployment of renewable energy sources (RES) in the electricity sector has been increasing steadily in recent years and Ireland and Northern Ireland are committed to increasing the level of renewable electricity consumption to 40% by 2020.

The EirGrid Group is at the forefront of this change and is working with all industry stakeholders to facilitate these ambitious renewable electricity targets.

A high-level overview of the DS3 Programme can be found in on the eirgrid website at http://www.eirgrid.com/operations/ds3/


EirGrid
The Oval,
160 Shelbourne Road,
Ballsbridge,
Dublin 4,
Ireland.

Tel: +353-1-6771700

Transmission system map

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

Grid structure in the Irish Landscape image

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

110KV Line image

110KV Line.

110KV line with wood pole

110KV line with wood pole image

110KV line with wood pole

Grid Infrastructure at sunset

Grid Infrastructure at sunset image

Grid Infrastructure at sunset

Grid structure close up

Grid structure close up image

Grid structure close up.    

Grid structure close up near road.

Grid structure close up near road. image

Grid structure close up near road.    

220KV Single Circuit Tower Angle

220KV Single Circuit Tower Angle image

220KV Single Circuit Tower Angle        

Grid Infrastructure

Grid Infrastructure image

Grid Infrastructure.

East West Interconnector Cable Max EWIC

East West Interconnector Cable Max EWIC image

East West Interconnector Cable

East West Interconnector Cable

East West Interconnector Cable image

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

Grid West Infrastructure image

Grid West Infrastructure in the west of Ireland.

Grid West Information Office

Grid West Information Office image

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.