REMINDER: Eirgrid: Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum – information meeting 10th June 2021 at 7pm

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Community Forum Information Evening Registration Link available here:

Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum Open Evening Registration


Eirgrid announced in early April that the underground cable option has been selected for the Kildare-Meath Project. This is a critical project that will strengthen the electricity network in Kildare and Meath.

The Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade project team has selected a single 400 kilovolt (kV) underground cable as the best-performing option from a shortlist of overhead and underground technologies that were put forward for public consultation last year.

The project team will develop route options, continue extensive engagement with community, landowner and stakeholders and seek feedback on  these options. It is anticipated this round of consultation will take place from September for a 12- week period.

Please refer to our project website www.eirgrid.ie/KildareMeath


EirGrid are currently in the process of setting up a Kildare-Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum, and we are holding an information evening on June 10th at 7pm for any interested parties. 


Purpose of the Community Forum

The purpose of the forum is to ensure that stakeholder and community views are understood and properly considered prior to and during project delivery. The group will provide a forum for dialogue between stakeholders with interests in the project and the project team


Role of the group

The Community Forum serves to bring together key stakeholders in the community to:

  • Represent the views of their organisation or community in relation to the project and its proposals;
  • Consider the project and provide guidance on local needs and priorities;
  • Assist in enabling the resolution of local issues resulting from the project in a timely manner.
  • Support the project team in identifying local sources of information and analysis, strategies and proposals which may impact on, or need to be taken account of during project delivery;
  • Provide feedback at key stages in the delivery of the project
  • Facilitate a ‘local voice’ and communicate information to a wider group of regional and local stakeholders.


The forum is not a formal decision-making body. The views of members will be recorded and the Chair will ensure that they have been taken into account.



  • There will be up to 15 seats allocated to representatives of non-profit organisations within the vicinity of the project. This means within the study area.
  • Non-profit organisations means community organisations, local resident and community associations, disability and special interest groups, activity based and sporting organisations and more.
  • Organisations must be registered with the PPN or have submitted a registration form to their local PPN. Exceptions to this will be determined on a case by case basis by the Chair.
  • To maintain a practical level of participation, an organisation can only submit a nomination for one seat – 1 Group, 1 Representative.
  • Organisation may wish to rotate/substitute their representatives as the forum progresses.


Community Seat Allocation

  • Each area (area defined as village, town or community association representing a geographical community along the route) will be entitled to at least one community seat. This provides a voice for each local area.
  • Once each area has one representative, any remaining seats of the 15 will be redistributed proportionally based on a balance of proximity, interest and population


If you are interested in attending this information evening, or you wish to circulate this information to your network please do so.


Community Forum Information Evening Registration Link available here:

Kildare Meath Grid Upgrade Community Forum Open Evening Registration


If you have any queries please do contact me.


Kind regards


Grainne Duffy

Community Liaison Officer

Mobile: +353 85 887 4798

Reception: +353 1 237 0000

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