Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) and EirGrid have opened an online consultation and information campaign on the Celtic Interconnector in the United Kingdom (UK). The campaign is directed at those potentially interested in the project’s marine cable route, which passes approximately 30 km to the west of the Isles of Scilly and 75 km west of the UK coast, through the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
These include fishermen and residents of South West England, in Western Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, as well as members of the wider general public.
The Celtic Interconnector is an electrical link that will facilitate the movement of power between Ireland and France. It is a joint development between the Irish grid operator EirGrid and RTE the French electricity transmission system operator.
The UK public can find information specifically here and access a dedicated online consultation forum where they can ask any question they have related to the project. This forum is open from the 16 June to the 13 July and is available here.
For more information on the project and the subsea electricity cable route off the coast of the UK see the Project Information Leaflet for UK Stakeholders.
Based in Dublin, EirGrid is a state-owned company that is responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity across the island of Ireland – now and in the future. It develops, manages and operates the electricity transmission grid in Ireland. As part of its role, it is required to explore and develop opportunities to connect the Irish transmission grid with the transmission grids in other countries.
For full information on EirGrid please go to www.eirgrid.com
RTE is the French transmission system operator. Its public service mission is to provide to all of its customers economical, reliable and clean access to electrical power. RTE connects its customers using an adapted network, providing them with targeted and valuable solutions for economic efficiency, respect for the environment and supply security. For this purpose, RTE manages, maintains and develops the high and extra-high voltage transmission grid. RTE is responsible for keeping the balance between supply and demand in a reliable and safe electricity system. RTE transmits electricity between suppliers (French and European) and users. With 105 660 km of 63 000 to 400 000 volt lines and 50 cross-border lines, the French grid is connected to 33 European countries providing electricity trading opportunities essential for economic optimisation of the electricity system.
For full information on RTE please go to www.rte-france.com