ABB delivered this interconnector to EirGrid and the 500MW transmission connection is the highest capacity link of its kind to go into commercial operation. The interconnector establishes an important link between the Irish and UK grids, enabling cross-border power flows and enhancing grid reliability and security of electricity supplies.
To support the East West Interconnector Project in the public vote for Engineering Project of the Year please go to Engineers Ireland website or click here to cast your vote. The closing date for voting in this is the 8th of November 2013.
For more information on this project please click here.