EirGrid operates and develops the electricity system in Ireland and enhances the all-island power system and the wholesale electricity market. The state-owned company also develops and operates interconnections with neighbouring grids and enables third-party interconnectors. EirGrid sends power from where it is generated to where it is needed, at the most economic price possible. It ensures electricity is always available, when and where it’s needed, every second of every day – and for decades to come.
To ensure this is possible, EirGrid continues to develop the grid, with projects such as the Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade, a high-capacity underground cable that will connect Dunstown substation in Kildare and Woodland substation in Meath. When complete, the upgrade will help to more effectively transfer power to the east of the country and distribute it within the electricity network.