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.
Distribution Code defines the technical aspects of the working relationships between the DSO and all other users of the Distribution System. It aims to ensure an efficient, co-ordinated and economical system for electricity distribution. The Distribution Code was first approved by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in March 2000. Any modifications or updates to this code must be approved by this Commission. More detail is available in the Distribution Code Review Panel Constitution and Rules.
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Distribution Code Derogation Application Form
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Distribution Code Review Panel Members
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Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 25th October 2019
Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 7th July 2020.
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ESB Networks and EirGrid have issued a joint guideline for the application to existing users of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection of generators (RfG), Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388 establishing a Network Code on Demand Connection (DCC) and Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1447 establishing a network code on requirements for grid connection high voltage direct current systems and direct current-connected power park modules (HVDC).
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The purpose of this document is to detail the criteria which will be used by ESB Networks and EirGrid in relation to the modernisation, refurbishment or equipment replacement for existing users which would require a user to comply in part or in full with the requirements of the above mentioned European Connection Network Codes.
This document outlines the constitution and the rules of the Distribution Code Review Panel.
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CRU Approval Letter of Distribution Code V7 | Download PDF | 94 KB
Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 3rd March 2020.
CRU has approved Modification No. 47 of the Distribution Code which allows for the addition of the RfG derogation process to Distribution Code.
Effective Date 07/01/2021
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CRU Approval Letter | Download PDF | 85 KB
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