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Kildare – Meath Line is a 400kV underground line with a length of 50km from Dunstown substation, Kildare, Kildare, Ireland, to Woodland substation, Meath, Meath, Ireland.

The project, which is currently in the planning stage, is expected to be commissioned in 2026.


Kildare – Meath Line is an underground line that will be operated by EirGrid. The line will carry alternating current (AC) through single circuit cable.

Kildare – Meath Line project development status

The construction works on the Kildare – Meath Line project will be commenced in 2024 and commissioning is expected in 2026.

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About EirGrid

EirGrid Plc (EirGrid) is a power company that provides energy transmission and market services. The company plans, operates, maintains, monitors, and develops electricity transmission systems. It develops infrastructure required to support, schedule and dispatch electricity generation. EirGrid offers services such as power generation, ancillary services, billing and metering services, power outage information, automatic generation control, operating reserve, reactive power, black start, and system support services, among others. The company also operates and maintains the national electricity grid.


All publicly-announced T&D Line & Substation projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific utility players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.