Ireland’s EirGrid chief to join UK National Grid

The head of Ireland’s state-owned operator EirGrid is to join the UK’s National Grid. Chief Executive Fintan Slye has informed the Board he will be leaving the organisation at the end of December. He will take up a new role with National Grid UK, running its gas and electricity System Operator business. John O’Connor, Chairman […]

First Ireland-Britain electricity link opened

The first electricity link to connect Ireland with Britain was officially opened last week. Developed by EirGrid, the ‘East West’ subsea interconnector has the capacity to transport 500MW of energy, enough to power around 300,000 homes. It is expected to improve security of supply and encourage the growth of renewable energy generation. At the official […]