Launch of consultation on SONI's draft 2021-2030 Transmission Development Plan


Consultation opened on . Closing date at 17:00.


The Transmission Development Plan for NI (TDPNI) 2021-2030 sets out proposals for the development of the NI transmission network and interconnection over the coming 10 years.

This plan presents projects that are expected to be needed for the operation of the electricity transmission network in the short and medium-term.

Projects within the plan have been identified as new builds, uprate/modify, refurbish/replace or a combination of transmission network reinforcements, asset replacement projects and details the project drivers for investment. 

The plan details the transmission projects within each specific planning area within Northern Ireland. They are North and West, and South and East. 

The plan has been prepared in accordance with Condition 40 of SONI’s licence.

We welcome all views on any aspect of the SONIs TDPNI. We have also published this consultation on the CitizenSpace online portal

Please send responses to:, jody.o' and 

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