The Freedom of Information Act 2014 applies to ESB Networks DAC. in its capacity as the licensed Distribution System Operator License (DSO) (PDF | 1 MB).
From 14 October 2015, the public can seek access to records concerning ESB Networks DAC. functions under its Distribution System Operator Licence created on or after 21 April 2008 and to personal information with no date restrictions.
To allow ESB Networks DAC. to properly conduct its business, it is often necessary to exempt certain types of information from release under specific circumstances set out in the Freedom of Information Act.
Among the exemptions are records relating to confidential or commercially sensitive information, and the personal information of other people. If any exemptions are necessary, we will explain the reasons to you.
A request may also be refused for other reasons, such as if it is unclear. In such cases, we aim to help you overcome such issues with requests.
Please be aware that ESB is not included as an FOI Body under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Accordingly, FOI requests to ESB cannot be processed by the ESB Networks DAC. FOI Office.
Distribution System Operator License
(PDF | 1 MB)