Getting connected - new Multi-Unit Development

The information in this section describes the process for builders/developers who want to connect a new housing /apartment scheme or commercial/industrial development to the electricity network.

 Note: For connections made after September 2018 some Distribution Code conditions may change, arising from the need to be aligned with European Network Codes. For more information on this see our European Network Codes Page

Important - Please contact us early when planning the project.

Connect a new Multi-Unit Development


When planning your project, phone our National Customer Contact Centre on 1800 372 757 or + 021-2386555  as early as possible to arrange for you to have a preliminary discussion with our Design Team. Early contact means the electricity connection requirements can be incorporated into your project design from the beginning. This should prevent possible difficulties arising at a later stage.

In line with HSE Guidelines and recent Government Restrictions, ESB Networks is only accepting applications for new connections via our online connections platform until further notice.  Any customer who cannot access our Online Platform should email for assistance. or call 1800 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 to request a copy.

Key items to include in your application

  • Correct format of CAD files and hard copies as specified in the application form

  • Exact details of the postal address of each unit as agreed with the Local Authority

  • The Maximum import Capacity (MIC) of each individual premise/commercial /unit.

  • You must also choose between 'Single Tariff 'or 'Time of Day Metering'

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