Commissioner Oettinger opens the first electricity link between Ireland and Great Britain pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

Commissioner Oettinger travelled to Ireland on 20th September to open the East West Interconnector at Batterstown Converter Station with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.  The interconnector, running from north Wales to Ireland Co. Meath, received €110 million in co-funding from the European Union under the European Energy Programme for Recovery. Ireland has more than tripled its renewable production in ten years and could become an exporter of renewable electricity in the coming years. In the framework of this visit, Günther Oettinger also delivered a speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and met Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte .