EV Pilot Project Report

Pilot Project Report Summary on Preparing for Electric Vehicle on the Irish Distribution System

EV Pilot Project Report | 1.3MB

38kV & 110kV Station Special Load Readings 2018/2019

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:

  • Winter: Measure at 12.30 and 18.00 hours on second Thursday in December. If the second Thursday in December is the 8th then the measurements are taken on the following Tuesday, December 13th.
  • Summer Peak: Measured at 12.30 hours on the fourth Thursday in June.
  • Summer Valley: Measured at 06.00 hours on the Sunday preceding the early August Monday Public Holiday.

Assessment of the scope for higher penetrations of distributed generation on the LV distribution network

ESB Networks is committed to enabling the move towards a low carbon future by enabling technologies and facilitating our customers' transition to a low carbon future.   Our latest report focuses on microgeneration.  Read more here   Assessment of the scope for higher penetrations of distributed generation on the low volage distribution network | Download PDF 8MB


ESB Networks Annual Compliance Report 2019 | Download PDF | 349KB

ESB Networks Ltd (now referred to as “ESB Networks DAC”) was vested as Distribution System Operator (DSO) on 1st January 2009 in accordance with the European Communities Regulations 2008 (S.I. 280 of 2008). A Compliance Programme was prepared in accordance with Regulation 11 of S.I. 280 which was approved by the then Commission for Energy Regulation (now CRU). In August 2016, pursuant to the Companies Act 2014, ESB Networks Ltd converted to a Designated Activity Company (“DAC”).

The Transmission System Owner (TAO) Licence was granted by CER to ESB on the 25 June 2001 pursuant to European Communities (Internal Market in Electricity) Regulations(S.I. 445 of 2000).

This Report outlines the activities undertaken by the DSO and TAO in relation to the implementation of the Compliance Programme during 2019.


ESB Networks Annual Compliance Report 2019 | Download PDF | 349KB

Apprenticeship pdf

This pdf contains information about entry requirements for an Electrical/Network Technician Apprenticeship in ESB Networks . It also has details on interview tips and how to apply.

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DCRP Minutes 25th October 2019

Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 25th October 2019

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DSO Capacity Release Form

On the 10th June 2020, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published a  Decision Paper - Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 (ECP-2) CRU/20/060 (the “CRU Decision Paper”), following a CRU Consultation - Enduring Connection Policy Stage 2 (ECP-2) - Proposed Decision CRU/19/143. 

As directed by the CRU, this standard application form has been published to facilitate the implementation of Section 2.9 of the CRU Decision Paper. This application form should not be used for any other purpose. 

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ECP-2 Decision CRU/20/060 – Capacity Release DSO Applications

As outlined in Section 2.9 of  the ECP-2 Decision paper, all projects contracted pre ECP-1 (but not those that folded into ECP-1) were given a final opportunity by ESB Networks and Eirgrid to terminate their connection agreement and release their full contracted MEC on the same terms and conditions for capacity release outlined in CER/16/284 (including 80% refund of first stage payment).

Please click the link below to view the full list of DSO Projects who availed of Final Capacity Release:

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