EAI Statement of Case re SONI proposed development of the N-S Interconnector

This EAI Statement-of-Case on a Regionally Significant Planning Application is in relation to the System Operator for Northern Ireland (SONI)'s proposal to construct a high voltage transmission line from Moy, County Tyrone to the townlands of Crossreagh and Crossbane, County Armagh with associated works.

The proposed development comprises the 23 mile (approx.) section within Northern Ireland of the 87 mile / 140 km (approx.) North-South Interconnector project.

The development is of both regional and strategic significance for Northern Ireland and also the Republic of Ireland.

The EAI submission to the Northern Ireland Planning Appeals Commission focuses on:

  • The economic requirement for a sustainable and secure energy supply
  • The societal requirement for affordable energy and
  • The environmental requirement to reduce Northern Ireland's carbon footprint and facilitate mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
EAI previously submitted a Statement of Case in support of this application in 2012.