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Your new house must be connected to the grid prior to submission of the Micro Generation Notification form (NC6) (PDF | 35 KB). A separate wiring certificate will be required for the Micro Generator.

ESB Networks have no function in qualifying equipment or installers.  However, to facilitate provision of information on qualifying equipment and installers to electricity customers who wish to avail of the tariff, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) will maintain lists of registered products and installers that meet the relevant standards and accreditation requirements. These lists are currently being compiled and will be available shortly on SEAI's website at :

Register of Installers and

Register of Products

Suppliers and installers who wish to register should contact SEAI directly at 01 8369080 or e-mail

Micro Generators have the potential to give an electric shock or create a dangerous hazard for you or your neighbours. For your own safety, it is important that the unit fully complies with safety standards. If your generator causes damage to the electricity network or to the general public you may be liable.
No - It is a safety condition that no generator connected to the Electricity Network can operate if the electricity supply is off or de-energised.
Yes - if you wish to install a larger generator go to Connect a Renewable/Embedded Generator.
Call 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 or email us at

Yes - You can connect a micro-generator in parallel with ESB Networks LV System provided it is: