On the 2nd of September 2022, EAI responded to the technical consultation on interconnection policy. EAI’s response is focused around three areas namely, interconnectors roles within the wider electricity system, the cost benefit analysis associated with potential projects and the need to consider hybrid interconnectors in future development plans.
Interconnnectors play and important role in electricity distribution between the North and South of the Island, as well as connecting to the UK and Europe. However, they are capital intensive projects and so the EAI supports that new interconnectors and policy for interconnectors are consulted on with industry to ensure effectiveness.
Read the full response below.