Eirgrid has today announced a one billion euro investment in the strengthening and modernising of the electricity network nationally.

The power grid is to be upgraded over the next decade to accomodate 80 per cent renewable energy.

The company is expecting demand to grow by up to 50 per cent due to industry growth and the electrification of vehicles and home heating.

The plan involves 40 infrastructure projects - including a significant investment in the northwest region

Robbie Aherne is Head of Future Networks with Eirgrid and he has been telling Midwest News more about the plan...

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