The map shows the “Celtic Interconnector” a proposed direct electrical link between France & Ireland which bypasses the UK post-Brexit. It received €530 million worth of funding from the European Commission in October 2019.
It will be around 600 km long and have a capacity of 700 MW, enough to power 450,000 households.
The total cost of the project is estimated at north of €1 billion. Transmission system operators Eirgrid and RTE will run the grid through the EU Connecting Europe facility.
In addition to being the only direct link Ireland will have with the EU after Brexit, it is also hopped to reduce electricity prices and encourage investment in renewable energy most notably wind power.
You can find other similar projects on this interactive map.
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