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.
This document is issued by ESB Networks as a guide to Developers of generation projects to give an understanding of the connection process for both Non-Contestable and Contestable Generator projects.
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The ruleset set out in this document (this ruleset) is annexed to the CRU's decision on the Enduring Connection Policy - Stage 2 (ECP-2 decision) and should be read in conjunction with this decision.
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This ruleset applies to existing and New Applicants for connection to either the transmission or distribution systems, with the exceptions listed below:
This ruleset does not apply to:
• Demand connections
• New interconnector connections
• Offshore connections
This ruleset applies to Existing Applicants to the extent set out in Section 2.1.
This document outlines the steps by which an application is processed which is not the normal GPA, it also includes factors that make an eligible non GPA application.
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This documents presents Guidelines for costs and applicability of EGIP (Embedded Generation Interface Protection).
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This document outlines the procedure you need to take if you have a complaint about your Connection Offer or other aspects of your Generation connection to the Distribution System.
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This document outlines the process that is adopted by Eirgrid and ESB Networks in monitoring the performance of Wind Farm Power Stations (WFPS) in terms of the categorisation of controllability assigned following regulatory decision SEM-062-11 for priority Dispatch.
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This document outlines the high level summary of the System Operators Gate 3 Project Plan. This revision reflects the impact of the introduction of Distribution contestability on the Plan, and records when PGOR (Possible Generator Output reports) will be available for issue. It also provides the expected date when Final Constraint Reports will be available.
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The System Operators have undertaken to update the node assignments list from time to time to confirm any changes to the Gate 3 tables originally published on the 19th January 2009. Changes are marked in yellow in the document and a footnote is included explaining the high level reason for the change.
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In the case of requests for Assignment, you should submit the Letter of Assignment/ Novation requesting to novate the existing Connection Agreement to a New Legal Entity.
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