Alteration of ESB Networks' Service Cables 

Sometimes, your electricity service may need to be relocated due to building work you are carrying out or other circumstances.

ESB Networks and Service Alteration

How to Apply

To apply for a Service Alteration:

Call 1800 372 757 or +353 21 2386555

or email

Please have your meter point reference number (MPRN) to hand.

If the meter needs to be moved as well, let us know when you contact us.

Service Alteration Charges

There is a charge for a Service Alteration which must be paid in advance.

  1. Standard Service Alterations
    Standard Service Alteration changes cover moving a small pole, single underground/overhead connection to the meter. A further charge may apply where additional work is required. Any additional costs will be quoted by your local ESB Networks Office and invoiced separately.
  2. Non Standard Alterations
    Costs will be quoted by your local ESB Networks Office.
  3. Commercial Premises Alterations
    Costs will be quoted by your local ESB Networks Office.

Make a Payment

Once you have your quote you can pay in the way that suits you best. When making payment please have your quotation to hand for reference number proposes.

ESB Networks DAC
Accounts Receivable
Sarsfield Road
Licence No.  FCK 724

Please see Pay a Networks' Invoice page for more information

Scheduling the job

Here is the timeframe for scheduling the job depending on what needs to be done:

3 to 4 weeks on receipt of payment and a Wiring Completion Certificate. 

The Duct (PDF | 1 MB) must be completed by your own Contractor and must be 600mm underground with safety tape 300mm above. Please contact us when the duct is ready and the Wiring Completion Certificate is submitted. The work will then be scheduled within 3 to 4 weeks.

Note: Ducting must be completed to our required specification. If we go onsite and it is not, a revisit charge of €322 will apply.

Scheduling timeframes will be advised on an individual basis.