East Tyrone Project

What's Happening Now?

January 2023

SONI has completed Part 1 Engagement with initial meetings held with key stakeholders such as elected representatives and Mid Ulster District Council Officials.

In 2023, SONI will move to Part 2 Engagement and which will include public consultation for the proposed East Tyrone project. It will provide an opportunity for the public to view SONI’s plans and discuss them with members of its project team before any planning application is submitted to Mid Ulster District Council. 

November 2022

SONI will only plan for a new grid infrastructure projects where we believe it to be absolutely necessary, in line with our 3 Part Grid Development process.

We are at Part 1 of this process. During this part, we explore which technology will best resolve the specific need. In doing so, we will also learn more about the broad area where we are likely to locate new infrastructure.

We then narrow down our list of potential solutions based on several fact-based, objective criteria. We assess the viability of the technology, how practical it is to deliver, and how much it costs.

Your opinions and feedback are important to us. We always consider how new projects may impact individuals and communities, and we work hard to minimise this, where possible.