Wednesday, December 7, 2016

United Kingdom: Geothermal Energy from Iceland Would Stabilize Electricity Supply in Ulster

Iceland's energy 'could help protect N Ireland electricity using undersea cable'

Energy from Iceland could help safeguard Northern Ireland's electricity supply, the economy minister said.

Economy Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, Simon Hamilton declared Northern Ireland would be a good place to land a giant undersea cable pumping some of the plentiful supply of geothermal power to the UK.

"If it was being taken forward at a UK Government level I think Northern Ireland would be as good an option to land that into and connect into the rest of Great Britain and it would be to everybody's benefit."

British ministers have previously discussed an interconnector, which would be one of the longest in the world at around 750 miles.

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