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Your Distribution Use of System (DUoS) charges will be determined in accordance with Rules for Application of DUoS Tariff Group (PDF | 269 KB) approved by CER (04/300). 

Connection charges depend on the connection method that is chosen. The following document contains the CER approved standard pricing approach for connecting renewable generators to the distribution network. Download the Standard Prices for Generator Connections 2016 (PDF | 191 KB).

This Pricing Principles Guidelines (PDF | 290 KB) paper  has been prepared by the system operators and approved by the CER and explains the charging regime that applies to generators connecting to the network under the Group Processing Approach.

This clarifies the connection method and pricing principles, covering issues such as requests for alternative connection methods and the impact on generators' connection charges of the non-acceptance of offers by one or more generators in their group

Call 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 or email us at You will need to know if your service is overhead or underground.
For windfarms greater than 5 Megawatts, please refer to the Distribution Code (PDF | 1 MB) for details.

The following general conditions apply to:

  • All import customers with a capacity exceeding 100 kilovolt-amperes (kVA)
  • Customers with embedded generation
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) producers
  • Autoproducers


General Conditions for Connection (PDF | 340 KB)

The following technical conditions govern:

  • Connections for customers connected at Medium Voltage (MV) or 38 kilovolts (kV)
  • Customers with embedded generation at Low Voltage (LV), MV, or 38kV


Conditions Governing Connection to the Distribution System (PDF | 473 KB)

Other relevant conditions include:

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.

 (Photocopies are acceptable.)

Download application for relocation of pole or line (NW1) 86 KB


Call 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 or email: and ask for the meter to be removed. You will be asked for your MPRN. 

Send any queries to the following address:


ESB Networks contact person details will be given at the connection offer stage.

Contact your Electricity Supplier and tell them you want to have your electricity disconnected.  If you wish to have the meter removed  your supplier can arrange for this to happen at the same time.  You will need  your account number or MPRN reference. If you have more than one meter, please provide the Meter Numbers (RM Numbers) which are available on the face of the meter.