Reconnecting Electricity Supply 

Technician at Meter

Restoring a Connection to an Existing House that was Disconnected

If you are moving in to an existing house and you find that the electricity is disconnected, there are three possible scenarios:

  1. House has been disconnected for a period less than six months.
  2. House has been disconnected for a period between six months and two years.
  3. House has been disconnected for a period greater than two years.

If your house has been disconnected for less than six months, you should immediately contact an electricity supplier. You then need to register as a customer with your supplier to get the house reconnected. 

The supplier will also advise you about the reconnection process. 

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If your house has been disconnected for between six months and two years, contact an electricity supplier to register as a customer. The supplier gives you a number called a Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). 

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Your electricity supplier then arranges with ESB Networks for the house to be reconnected. 

Note: As your house has been disconnected for more than six months, you are required to have the wiring checked. It must be checked and certified by a registered electrical contractor who must then submit a completion certificate on your behalf.

If your house has been disconnected for more than two years, apply online or download the NC2 Application Form (PDF | 493KB), Connection to a Single Domestic Dwelling or Farm Premises.

Or you can call 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 if calling from outside the Republic of Ireland to request a copy. You need to complete this form and return it (together with the required location map and site plan) to the following address:


ESB Networks DAC.
ESB Customer Services Bureau
PO Box 29
Garrycastle
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
Ireland 

A site visit may be required to assess the situation. If no additional work is required to bring the connection point up to current standards, the house can be reconnected on payment of a re-energisation charge.  However, if the connection point is not up to current standards it is treated as a new connection and a new connection charge applies.  You will then be issued with a quotation as a fee is payable before your house can be reconnected. You may also be required to provide ducting on the site (PDF | 1MB).

As soon as ESB Networks installs the service and meter, ask your electrical contractor to make the electricity live at the isolator switch.