21/11/2017

Call For Second North-South Interconnector To Be Given The Go-Ahead

The Department of Infrastructure has been called to give the go-ahead for a second North-South interconnector to be developed.

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA made the call and said it was vital for the security of energy supply and competitive costs.
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He said: "The second North-South interconnector is vital for the future security of supply of energy, keeping prices for domestic and business consumers as low as possible and helping to make our economy competitive, while helping the further diversification around renewables.

"Across the island, our reality is of a single energy market. We are too small and peripheral to go alone. This is why the preservation of the all-island single energy market must be a top priority in working out a special deal for Northern Ireland in the context of Brexit."

(CD)


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