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HyNor Porsgrunn

Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
Opening date: June, 2007
Pressure: 700 bar

Rotherham Wind Hydrogen Station

Location: Catcliffe, United Kingdom
Opening date: September 2015
Pressure: 350 and 700 bar

HYPE / Pont de l’Alma

Location: Paris, France
Opening date:
Pressure: 700 bar

Multienergy station Bolzano

Location: Bolzano, Italy
Opening date: 2015
Pressure: 350 bar

Holstebro - Non-Road DK

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date: June, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

TOTAL Heerstraße 37

Location: Berlin, Germany
Opening date: 2012
Pressure: 700 bar

Hyop Gaustad

Location: Oslo, Norway
Opening date: November, 2011
Pressure: 700 bar

Air Liquide Hydrogen Refueling Station

Location: Rhoon, The Netherlands
Opening date: 2016
Pressure: 70MPa

Holstebro Refueling Station

Location: Holstebro, Denmark
Opening date:
Pressure: 70MPa

The East-West Interconnector linking the power grids of Ireland and Britain was officially opened by EU Commissioner Gunter Oettinger on 1 October.

The interconnector is around 260km in length and has the capacity to carry 500 megawatts of electricity between Ireland and Britain, which is enough energy to power 300,000 homes.

It is the largest single piece of energy infrastructure to be built in Ireland since the Ardnacrusha Hydroelectric Power Station was opened in 1929 and will allow electricity to be bought and sold between the two countries.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said he is hopeful that the interconnector could lead to cheaper electricity for consumers.

He said: “The entire thrust behind the integration of European markets, of which this is a leading example, is to produce more competitive energy for consumers and for business.”

Eirgrid, which was in charge of delivering the project, said it had come in on time and below its €600m budget.

Its chief executive Dermot Byrne said the interconnector is transformational and the benefits will continue to flow for many years.

He said the interconnector creates a security of supply for Ireland and will also place a downward pressure on prices.

The interconnector will begin commercial operations on 1 October. It runs between Deeside in north Wales and Woodland, Co Meath.

Today’s event in Meath was also attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Mr Oettinger said: “The East-West Interconnector represents a very good example of cross-border integration of energy markets.

“It is a milestone in the continued efforts by Ireland to develop its electricity grid and to respond to changing markets and opportunities.”