The Deputy will be aware that the project to which he refers is devolved to the OPW for delivery.
I can confirm that the enabling works, involving the re-routing and under-grounding of ESB cables, is expected to be completed in May 2019.
I can further confirm that a planning application for PV panels was lodged with Cork County Council on the 4th December 2018 and full planning permission in that respect was finalised on the 3rd March 2019.
Furthermore, a list of Main Contractors and Reserved Specialists has been established following pre-qualification processes and work on Tender documents is progressing. It is now expected that tenders will issue in the next four to six weeks.
On completion of the tender process, the project will move into the construction stage.