Relocate an existing Pole or Line

Relocate a Pole

Relocate an existing Pole or Line

In some circumstances you will need to get an electricity pole or an overhead electricity line moved.  There are three steps involved :

  1. Get an Ordnance Survey Map and Site Plan
  2. Make an application
  3. Application is assessed and a charge may apply
Download Application Form PDF | 86 KB

Step by Step Guide

You need an Ordnance Survey map (scale 1:2500-1:10560) showing the location of your site and detailed site plan (scale 1:100-1:500) showing the layout of any new or existing buildings. Mark the exact location of the line or pole to be moved with a red pen. Photocopies are accepted.

Note: In cases where the work you are doing requires planning permission, you must provide details of the permission.

Download the form Application for Relocation of Pole or Line (nw1) or call 1800 372 757 or +353 21 2386555, to request a copy. 

Please email the completed form to


Alternatively send the completed form together with the ordnance survey map and the site plan to:


ESB Networks DAC
New Connections
Sarsfield Road

Your request will be sent to a Design Officer in your local ESB Networks Office. The application will be assessed and our Design Officer will contact you to discuss the next steps and advise you if a charge is applicable.