Filed under: Press Releases 2010-2012

Independent Study Report vindicates NEPPC case for undergrounding as a realistic solution

The Minister for Energy, Pat Rabbitte T.D., has today brought to Government and published the report on the International Expert Commission which he had established in July 2011 to “review and report, within six months, on a case for, and cost of, undergrounding (all or part of) Meath-Tyrone 400KV power lines”.

Continue January 18, 2012

EirGrid needs to come clean on its misuse of tapayers’ monies. NEPP urges Fine Gael to deliver on its pre-election commitments.

Eirgrid refused to pay NEPPC’s costs for the planning application they withdrew from citing the need to perform its duties at minimum cost yet it has spent lavishly on non-essential expenditure. Fine Gael must address this waste and follow up on their pre-election promises to ensure the monies are returned to NEPPC.

Continue October 24, 2011

Government rejects EirGrid bid to own lines (Media articles)

Articles from Thursday’s “Independent” and “Times”.

Continue July 31, 2011

NEPP response re Terms of Ref of Commission on North South Electricty Interconnector

Commission on North-South Electricity Interconnector needs to clarify its terms of reference to the people of the North-East. NEPPC will only participate with Commission when reimbursement committments by FG are delivered.

Continue July 27, 2011

Refusal by EirGrid to take responsibility for its mistakes

NEPP to determine what specific actions elected representatives will take to support the campaign

NEPP have been formally informed by EirGrid that it is refusing to compensate NEPP for the significant costs incurred in participating in the recent Oral Hearing into its planning application for the Meath – Tyrone Interconnection Development, which EirGrid halted abruptly by withdrawing its application.

Continue November 5, 2010

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