It may well be an underground option that Eirgrid selects as the route for its proposed 110Kv power line that will run from Ballina to Ballaghaderreen. That’s according to David Martin, Senior Communications Specialist with Eirgrid.
Reacting to opposition against any proposed overhead routes for the proposed electricity line by the newly formed Attymass Against Pylons, Mr Martin welcomed the views of local communities and encourages others to take part in the consultation process now underway and extended out to December 11th.
Eirgrid is at present looking at 7 different route corridor options, four of these involve overhead lines, and 3 would be underground cable.
David Martin told Midwest News today that the company’s preferred option “may well be underground power lines". He also confirmed that there is no difference in the service between overhead lines and underground cables.