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Following offer acceptance a project design will commence. In the case of GPA applications the design will not start until all offers in a group or a subgroup have been accepted. Once all offers in the cluster are accepted DSO approves the project for construction. At this stage the project details are provided to our High Voltage & Delivery & Contracts Section (HV D&C) which in turn will contact the Customer to initiate the design process which covers elements such as achieving any planning permissions and clearing of wayleaves.

Throughout the design phase regular communications will be held with the Customer to progress and finalise the connection.

Where there is a valid Connection Agreement in place, the Customer is entitled to request a Connection Offer Modification (for more details please see Clause 8.0 of the Standard Connection Agreement (PDF | 94 KB).

Please see the Joint TSO DSO Fees & Process for Connection Offer Modification (PDF | 330 KB).  This document outlines a revised process for dealing with modification requests and the fees chargeable to the customer (Section 3) when applying for modifications to Connection Offers.

A modification fee is the fee applicable for processing a modification to an existing contracted connection agreement. This fee covers the commercial and technical processing of the modification application by the System Operator(s) (SOs).

The current modification fees can be found at the following link: Modification / Application Fees Schedule of Application and Modification Fees for Embedded Generators (PDF | 149 KB) This document lists the application fees that are charged for connecting an embedded generator as approved by the CER. It also lists the fees for modifications to connection offers and connection agreements for generators.

The following document outlines a revised process for dealing with modification requests and the fees chargeable to the customer (Section 3) when applying for modifications to Connection Offers issued by either ESB Networks, in its role as the DSO, or EirGrid, in its role as the TSO (together known as the "System Operators or SOs" )Joint DSO TSO Fees & Process for Connection Offer Modification (PDF | 330 KB)

The updated Supplemental Form can be found at the link below: Supplemental application for Modifications to Generation Connection Offers (PDF 374KB).

Request to Change the Contact Person Details and/or the Company's Registered Address.

In order for DSO to amend the Contact Person Details and/or the Company's Registered address when a Connection Agreement in place, the Customer is required to provide either:

  • Written confirmation on official letterhead of the Existing Company and signed by a director/secretary of [Existing Company Name] or
  • An extract of the Minutes of the Meeting or Resolution of the Company - signed by a director/secretary of [Existing Company Name]

 

The correspondence should be sent to:

ESB Networks DAC
c/o Manager Commercial & Renewable Regulation
Leopardstown Road
Foxrock
Dublin 18

 

Once the Customer details have been amended, DSO will issue a Letter of Acknowledgement.

General Conditions for Connection of Industrial and Commercial Customers and Generators to the Distribution System (PDF 340 KB) set out the circumstances under which an Assignment of the Connection Agreement may be permitted.

In the case of requests for Assignment, the Customer should submit the Letter of Assignment/Novation (PDF 133 KB) requesting to novate the existing Connection Agreement to a New Legal Entity. If DSO determines that the request can proceed, DSO will endeavor to issue the connection offer documentation to the New Legal Entity within 20 business days. The new legal entity will have three (3) months to accept it. Please note a  level 1 modification fee will apply. Please note any changes to any of the applicant details of the original New Generator Connection Application (NC5) (PDF 737 KB) or New Generator Connection Application (NC5A) (PDF 548 KB)  Application Forms/contestability template(s) will require a new Application Form / contestability template(s) together with a CD to be submitted by the customer to:

ESB Networks DAC,
DSO Generators,
Leopardstown Road,
Foxrock,
Dublin 2.

Please also note, that where a TUoS Agreement is required, this will also need to be reassigned to the new legal entity and the customer should contact TSO (info@eirgrid.com) in relation to this matter.