To: Irish Government
Place Pylons Underground
All new high voltage lines, including the North South Inter-connector should be placed underground. Placing lines underground have benefits for the visual aspect of our scenic country and also prevents lines falling in times of storms. Most mainland European countries now place all high tension wires underground. Why are the Irish behind on this.
Why is this important?
Eirgrid has an important job to ensure our energy needs are met. However this can not be at any cost. The only issue of placing lines underground for Eirgrid is an increase in cost. Surely protecting our beautiful country is worth the increase in cost. It is also important to protect important landmarks, such as the Hill of Tara, which is seeking UNESCO status.
It is time to start looking to the future and build the Interconnector and other national projects underground where they will be safe from storms, and keep our country beautiful for the next generations (and tourists).