Development (Emergency Electricity Generation) Act 2022

Designation of development

2. (1) Development comprising of the installation of up to 450 megawatts of temporary emergency electricity generation plant, site development and works ancillary to that installation, and the operation of the plant, intended to be located at two separate sites at Shannonbridge and Tarbert generating stations or at alternative appropriate sites, which development is required urgently for the purpose of ensuring and protecting security of electricity supply by Winter of 2023 to 2024, is hereby designated for the purposes of this Act, in particular section 5 .

(2) The designated development may include part of the development referred to in subsection (1), or the carrying out of that development on a phased basis.

(3) The designated development is a project not likely to have significant effects on the environment in a Member State other than the State or a state that is party to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context, done at Espoo (Finland), on 25 February 1991.