Agivey Cluster

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December 2021

The Agivey Cluster project has been constructed by our colleagues in NIE Networks and has been energised this month.

Wind farms in Craiggore and Evishagaran collectively met the criteria for connection via a cluster substation and have now been connected into the electricity grid through this scheme.

The completion of the Agivey Cluster Project is an important scheme for the delivery of clean energy in Northern Ireland. It will help facilitate our transition to a low carbon energy future, enhance security of supply for electricity consumers and strengthen the local transmission network. This project will help to decarbonise the power system for future generations and support the Stormont’s ambition for 70% of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

February 2020

The Agivey Cluster Project has been granted planning permission by the Causeway Coast and Glens planning committee.

This is an important scheme for the delivery of clean energy in Northern Ireland. It will help contribute to commitments made in The ‘New Decade New Approach’ deal, supporting Stormont in its ambition to tackle the climate crisis.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved in the consultations and submitted feedback. This process is an important part of our approach.

In the coming weeks, we will continue to work closely with all stakeholders before formally handing the project to NIE Networks for construction.

February 2019

SONI submitted the Agivey Cluster Project planning application on 07 February 2019 to the relevant authority at Causeway Coast and Glens Council.

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The Agivey Cluster Project reference is LA01/2019/0132/F

January 2019

SONI has now completed the consultation phase of the Agivey Cluster Project. A total of 7 separate  consultation events have been held over a 15 month period. Our thanks to all who attended and submitted feedback over this period. Throughout this time we have engaged with the local community in the Glenullin area, sharing our plans and taking peoples’ views on board as the project has progressed through the design stages.

Our most recent events in December 2018 allowed us to show our proposals, which are at an advance stage, gather feedback and let members of the public know the next steps for the project. It is intended that a planning application for the project will be submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council in January 2019.


December 2018

We will be holding the final round of consultation events for the proposed Agivey Cluster Project. The SONI team will be on hand to explain the next steps of the project. Please feel free to drop in with any questions.

  • Wednesday 5th December 2018 between 12pm-3pm and 5pm-8pm at Glenullin and Agivey Conservation Centre, 1 Glenview, Garvagh, Coleraine, BT51 5DZ
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018 between 12pm-3pm and 5pm-8pm at Garvagh Community Buildings, Main Street Garvagh, Coleraine, BT51 5AB

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have.

May 2018

We held the most recent round of our public consultation in May 2018. Our thanks to all who attended, your feedback is important to us. We will host a third phase of consultation events in the latter part of 2018. This will provide you with the opportunity to view advanced plans. 



December 2017

We held the first round of our public consultation, a series of events in Garvagh and Glenullin, during September, October and November 2017. Our thanks to all who attended, your feedback is important to us.  We are now reviewing what you have told us, to inform our next steps. No sites have been selected for the substation and we have no preference as to whether the connections are overhead lines or underground cables. We will be coming back to the community for feedback as the project progresses. In the meantime we’d encourage anyone with questions or concerns to get in touch.