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ESB Networks Customer Information:  ESB Networks completing network upgrade in South Kerry as part of €4.2m investment

ESB Networks has successfully completed the first phase of a major 33km overhead line refurbishment project in the Caherciveen and Waterville areas of Co. Kerry, representing an investment of over €2 million in the electricity network.   ESB Networks is now beginning the second phase of this project, investing a further €2.2m to upgrade the electricity network in Kenmare and surrounding areas of South Kerry. This project will involve the upgrade of over 36km overhead line conductor, in addition to the replacement of poles and transformers along the route. This upgrade will strengthen and provide a more resilient network for customers, ensure more protection against severe weather events and overall, provide a better quality of service for over 2,000 customers in the surrounding area. 

In order to facilitate these network upgrades, ESB Networks is informing customers that planned outages are scheduled to take place from Monday, 1st July. The work will take place on an area-by-area basis over an estimated four-month period. This is required as part of the electricity network being upgraded is located in rural areas which are challenging to reach.

Locations impacted will include Black Valley, Caherdaniel, Castlecove, Parknasilla, Sneem and Templenoe areas. There will be no impact on Kenmare Town.

All customers impacted by planned outages have been or will be notified in advance via post with the time and date of the outage in their locality.

Status updates and estimated restoration times of outages are available on     

The project is being delivered by the Kerry-based contractor TLI, working on behalf of ESB Networks.

As part of ESB Networks’ strategy, we are significantly investing in our infrastructure to provide our customers with a more resilient network. ESB Networks apologises for any inconvenience caused.