We are ESB Networks. We ensure that electricity gets to the homes and businesses of our 2.3 million electricity customers, safely and efficiently. We have invested over €6bn in the electricity network over the last 10 years to ensure that it is reliable and enables communities and businesses in Ireland to grow and develop..
We provide a wide range of services to our customers, all of whom need to be registered with an electricity supplier. Each year we carry out over 9 million meter readings and provide these to your supplier in order to ensure you receive correct billing. We also deliver a range of technical services such as restoring supply when network faults occur, for example due to storms. Other services, some of which are chargeable, include undertaking line alterations at the customer’s request and carrying out service alterations requested via suppliers.
Your safety is our priority. Electricity is a powerful energy source but it can be dangerous. Always follow our safety guidelines. To ensure you stay safe, stay clear of overhead, underground and fallen electricity wires, always look out for electricity wires when you are outside . ‘Stay safe, stay clear’. For emergencies call 1850 372 999.
Acting responsibly in all aspects of our business is one of our key priorities.
The purpose of this document is to report, in summary, projects that have come through the initial assessment and are currently in ESB Networks’ pipeline of possible future innovation projects as detailed in our Innovation consultation “Innovating to Transform the Electricity Network”.
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The Network Code Requirements for Generators [RfG], is one of three Connection Codes which form part of the European Network Codes. It seeks to provide a clear legal framework for grid connections and facilitate electricity trading whilst ensuring system security, facilitating the integration of renewable energy and ensuring a more efficient use of the network.
The RfG ‘entered into force’ on 17 May 2016, however an implementation period is allowed for. The RfG only applies to generators that have concluded a final and binding contract for the purchase of their main generating plant after 17 May 2018.
The RfG defines the requirements applicable to new generators with a Maximum Capacity of 800 W or greater. Generators are placed into one of four ‘type’ categories A-D which provide for a sliding scale of technical requirements.
This document RfG Proposal for the General Application of Technical Requirements PDF | 1.2MB contains proposals for the general application of technical requirements in accordance with Articles 13 – 28 of the RfG.
EirGrid and ESB Networks is seeking and welcomes industry views on these proposals. Consultation responses shall be submitted to GridCode@eirgrid.com by 9th February 2018.
We would welcome any comments you have on the proposals, but for ease of response a template for responses can be used, and is available here
EirGrid and ESB Networks will host a webinar, scheduled for 16th January 2018, to present the proposals in detail and give industry an opportunity to discuss them in advance of the consultation closing.
DSO Completed Applications list 03.08.2018
Pilot Project Report Summary on Preparing for Electric Vehicle on the Irish Distribution System
Special Load Reading data for 2016-2017 providing demand information on transformers and feeders of 110kV and 38kV substations. These records have been redacted removing customer names, MPRN, MIC, billing class and MEC.
Special Load Report 2016-17 |418KB
SLR Main Section |1MB
Abnormal Feeding |32KB
HV Export Customer Stations |44KB
HV Demand Customer Stations |46KB
MV & LV Generators < 25kVA |81KB
Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 12th July 2019
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Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 15th April 2019
This document is a joint TSO/TAO Report between EirGrid and ESB Networks which looks at our performance in developing, operating and maintaining the transmission system throughout 2017.
This document is a joint TSO/TAO Report between EirGrid and ESB Networks which looks at our performance in planning investments and ultimately delivering transmission system projects in 2017.
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38kv & 110kV Station Special Load Readings 2018/2019 | Download PDF 4 MB
Special Load Readings (SLR) are a coincident set of measurements of simultaneous load for all distribution substations. The readings are recorded for 4 times annually as follows:
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