Interconnection & The Celtic Interconnector Ireland (stability for European electricity grids)

A joint CIGRÉ Ireland NGN and CIGRÉ France NGN event with an emphasis on the upcoming Celtic Interconnector



CIGRÉ Ireland NGN and CIGRÉ France NGN are delighted to present an informative session on interconnection, with an emphasis on the upcoming Celtic Interconnector. Interconnection plays a crucial role in the future of ensuring system stability for European electricity grids and is being encouraged in all European TSOs. The Celtic Interconnector project is due to be complete in 2026 and will allow for 700 MW to be traded between France and Ireland. In this webinar we will discuss the history of interconnection, the current status, and the future of interconnection from the perspectives of EirGrid, RTE, and leading experts in the field of interconnection. There will be an open panel discussion afterwards where you can ask our experts any of your burning questions on interconnection. This is not an event to be missed!


Thomas Whitely is Lead Cable Engineer on the EirGrid Asset Management team for the East West Interconnector (EWIC) since March 2020. Thomas’ presentation will introduce interconnection infrastructure.

Adrian is currently working as a Client Engineer in the Engineering and Asset Management team in EirGrid. Adrian will be presenting on converter technology used in the Celtic Project.

Yannis Corlu joined RTE’s expertise centre in 2016 where he works as a Cable System Engineer on the Biscay and Celtic Interconnector projects. Yannis will be presenting on the cables used on the Celtic Interconnector.

Gianni Bakhos is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree while working as Researcher Engineer in the Control & Dispatch sub-program of Architecture & Systems program at Supergrid Institute, Villeurbanne, France. Gianni will be presenting on the advantages of HVDC links such as the Celitc Interconnector.

The event is finished.


Oct 06 2021


9:00 am - 10:00 am

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