Eden-Carnmoney Project

What’s Happening Now?

February 2024

Part 2a of our 3-Part Process for Developing the Grid is underway, with extensive engagement planned with the local community, elected representatives and other key stakeholders.

To help identify the exact location where works will take place, we are inviting key stakeholders and members of the local community to attend one of our public engagement events to learn more about the project and offer feedback to help shape our plans. The details of our two upcoming public events are:

  • Wednesday 13th March, Mossley Mill, Yarn Suite, Carnmoney Road, North, Newtownabbey, BT36 5QA, 2-7pm
  • Thursday 14th March, Carrick Town Hall, 2B Joymount, Carrickfergus BT38 7DN, 2-7pm

March 2023

Part 2 of our 3-Part Process for Developing the Grid will begin in 2024, with extensive consultation planned with communities, local businesses and other stakeholders.  

During this part of the process, we will identify the exact locations where works will be happening, specific technology that will be used and will engage with stakeholders to enable them to have their say on the project.

September 2021

This project has completed Part 1 of our 3 Part Process for Developing the Grid. Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during this stage of the consultation process.

At this stage we considered all potential technology solutions and identified a preliminary preferred option and affected area. During this phase we looked at the problem, the area, considered what technology could be used, how practical it is to deliver and how much it costs. We also engaged with a number of key stakeholder groups, like local councils and elected representatives so that we can better understand what matters to communities, landowners and businesses in the proposed area.

Our preliminary preferred option will form the basis of our submission to the Utility Regulator to secure funding.

January 2021

SONI will only plan for a new grid infrastructure projects where we believe it to be absolutely necessary.

We are at Part 1 of our 3 Part Grid Development 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.

We are currently at the early stages of project development, and we aim to engage with the public on our plans in mid-2021.