Project Updates

October 2016Gaelectric Energy Storage on behalf of the applicant (Gaelectric CAES NI Ltd.) submitted its response to the Further Environmental Information (‘FEI’) request in the form of an Environmental Statement (‘ES’) Addendum. For more information click here for the NI Planning Portal, (please insert planning reference number: LA02/2016/0006/F)
July 2016Project-CAES Larne, NI awarded a further €8.3million from the European Union Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Click here for more information including a link to the European Union Projects of Common Interest website.
June 2016Strategic Planning Division (Department for Infrastructure) issued a Further Environmental Information Request to Gaelectric CAES NI Limited (the Applicant). For more information click here for the NI Planning Portal, (please insert planning reference LA02/2016/0006/F)
December 2015Submission of planning application to Strategic Planning Division
October 2015Seventh Round of Community Consultation events take place in Larne and Islandmagee. Click here for more
August 2015Public Notice: Sixth Community Consultation; Project-CAES Larne, NI. Click here for more
July 2015Northern Ireland CAES Project recommended for EU financing. Click here for more
May 2015Developments in CAES technology create viable alternative locations with deeper salt on Islandmagee. Click here for more
13 May 2014BBC Radio 4 ‘Costing the Earth’ programme on Energy Storage featuring Project-CAES Larne, NI; you can listen back here
October 2013EU ‘Project of Common Interest’ status confirmed
July 2013Exploratory geological drilling commenced
June 2014Fifth round of Community Consultation Events at Islandmagee, Glynn Village and Larne Town
March 2014Fourth round of Community Consultation events in the Larne area
November 2013Salt resource confirmed