ESB Archive Rural Electrification

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Rural electrification of Oughterard, Co Galway in 1950

Area: Oughterard
Started: March 1950
Finished: October 1950
Poles used: 926
Line used (km): 70
Premises connected: 286

There were a number of good hotels in Oughterard according to The REO News from January 1951
Oughterard Area: The post-construction report on Oughterard Area points out that, agriculturally speaking, the area is very poor and that it is unlikely that the use of electricity for agri cultural purposes will be very high. Almost half the consumers in the area live in the town of Oughterard and the surrounding groups. There are a number of good hotels in this region and also a number of good residential premises occupied by retired professional folk, and it is anticipated that the domestic application of electricity will be fairly good in this region.
The number of economic acceptances has been increased from 338 to 351 in spite of 65 ‘backsliders’. The corresponding revenue has in creased from £2,210 to £2,278. As against this, capital cost has been exceeded by £1,600 with a net result that the return from the area now shows 8.75% as against the 9.05% originally estimated. A factor which militated against a better return was that it was not possible to con clude arrangements with the County Council Quarry for supply. This had been allowed for in the design and bore an Equivalent Fixed Charge of £100 p.a. There is a factory in Moycullen manufacturing concrete pipes. At present it has a load of 31 H.P., but with the availability of supply intends to expand to a total requirement of about 70 H.P. It is of interest to note that the old petrol plant in the factory gave up the ghost three days before supply was switched on.
Principal sales in the area amounted to £360, including 4 – 3 plate Cookers: 1 – 2 plate Cooker: 2- Washing Machines: 1 Refrigerator: 2- Vacuum Cleaners: 1 – 30 gal. Waterheater: various Irons and Kettles.

Rural electrification of Rosmuc, Co Galway in 1954

Area: Rosmuc
Started: December 1953
Finished: October 1954
Poles used: 512
Line used (km): 43
Premises connected: not recorded

Rural electrification of Killannin, Co Galway in 1955

Area: Killannin
Started: September 1955
Finished: November 1955
Poles used: 366
Line used (km): 33
Premises connected: 94

Rural electrification of Carraroe, Co Galway in 1957

Area: Carraroe
Started: July 1956
Finished: October 1957
Poles used: 1018
Line used (km): 82
Premises connected: 362

Rural electrification of Lettermore, Co Galway in 1961

Area: Lettermore
Started: August 1960
Finished: June 1961
Poles used: 828
Line used (km): 68
Premises connected: 248

Rural Electrification of Oughterard 1950

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