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The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural resources has appointed an international expert commission to review and report on the North South Smart Grid. The Minister has appointed Mr. Bo Normark of Sweden as Chair of the Commission who is currently President of Power Circle AB in Sweden.

He also appointed Mr. Odd-Håkon Hoelsæter of Norway and Mr. Ronnie Belmans of Belgium as members of the Commission. The Commission is responsible for examining the viability for undergrounding the Meath to Tyrone high voltage power lines.

The commission will also consider the routes proposed by Eirgrid.