SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) has appointed an Agricultural Liaison Officer to work with landowners and the farming community on the proposed North South Interconnector Project.
The scheme which is currently with the planning authorities, will connect the electricity grids in Northern Ireland and the Republic, ensuring NI has a secure electricity supply.
If approved, this project will strengthen the electricity grid via an overhead line running from Turleenan, County Tyrone to Derrynoose in County Armagh before crossing the border. The interconnector could bring cheaper electricity prices by opening up competition on an all-Ireland wholesale market.
SONI has hired Fergal Keenan as liaison officer, a dairy farmer from Gortin in Tyrone. To contact Fergal call mobile: (+44) 07966930855, or email firstname.lastname@example.org