Published Date: 18 Feb 2022

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Offshore Grid Connection

The CRU has today, 18 February 2022, published a Decision paper (CRU/2022/14) on the next stage of processing for Phase 1 offshore grid connection applications. This paper marks the first decision by the CRU related to a new regulatory framework for the offshore electricity transmission system.

In this paper, the CRU has decided that EirGrid will issue a Grid Connection Assessment (GCA) to each eligible Phase 1 applicant. This GCA will detail the method and cost of connecting a Phase 1 project to the transmission system at its onshore connection point. The criteria of this GCA are the subject of this decision.

This decision is related to Phase 1 offshore projects only. 

All non-confidential responses to the associated Proposed Decision which helped inform this decision are published alongside the decision paper (CRU/2022/14a-o).

Queries on this decision can be submitted via email to

Contact Name:
Cahir O’Neill
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