IRELAND/FRANCE: Transmission system operators RTE for France and EirGrid in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin initial design of a 700MW link between the two countries. The 600km Celtic Link is expected to be completed in 2025 and will be used to transmit 700MW of electiricity between the northern European countries. EirGrid said the link would help the development of renewable energy in Ireland. According to RTE, independent reports said the link would prevent the need for a new gas plant in Ireland. The MoU moves the project on from five years of feasibility studies to the two-year initial design and pre-consultation stage, EirGrid said.
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