Ireland looks to France for security of supply

By Andreas Walstad 3 July 2017
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Wind turbines in Ireland. On windy days the country could export power to the rest of Europe. (PA) Wind turbines in Ireland. On windy days the country could export power to the rest of Europe. (PA)

Linking Ireland’s power market to that of France and the rest of the European continent could strengthen security of supply in Ireland after Brexit. 

The planned 700 MW interconnector between Ireland and France took a step closer to reality last week after the project received a €4.0 million ($4.6 million) grant from the European Commission for further studies. This takes the value of EU funds for the project to €7.9 million. 

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