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.
08/07/2020 Regulation (EU) 2017/2196 establishing a Network Code on Electricity Emergency and Restoration (NCER) aims to maintain operational safety and prevent the spread of an incident on the electricity network that could result in a widespread failure.
Consequential to a number of requirements mandated by NCER, the TSO (EirGrid) and DSO (ESB Networks) are seeking your feedback on a number of documents.
The documents are available for download:
System restoration plan for Ireland re-submission | Download PDF | 908KB
System defence plan for Ireland re-submission | Download PDF | 1MB
The terms and conditions to act as a restoration service provider for Ireland re-submission | Download PDF | 611KB
The terms and conditions to act as a defence service provider for Ireland re-submission | Download PDF | 675KB
The rules for the suspension and restoration of market activities for Ireland re-submission | Download PDF | 738KB
Response proforma re-submission | Download PDF | 61KB
The consultation runs from 8th July 2020 to 5pm close of business 21st August 2020 inclusive.
We look forward to receiving your feedback and will use it to inform our submissions to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities. A response proforma has been provided to facilitate this feedback (see document 6 above). Please email your submission by 17.00 on 21st August 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org or for any material related specifically to Distribution System Operation, to DSOGenerators@esb.ie, with the subject title “Emergency and Restoration Consultation - Ireland”.
Teaching Resources - Electricity in the Primary School Curriculum
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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 developing, operating and maintaining the transmission system throughout 2018.
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Operational roles and responsibilities under emergency conditions. The detailed requirements are being developed and will be transferred into our existing Distribution Code.
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Job Aid for the Emergency Services dealing with the hazard of electricity.
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Presentation for the Emergency Services dealing with the hazard of electricity.
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This document contains statistical information on all Energised Non-Wind Farm generators to the distribution system and is updated every quarter.
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This document contains statistical information on all Energised Connected Wind Farm generators to the distribution system and is updated every quarter.
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The Market Code which addresses balancing market design, operation and settlement. There are some common terms, requirements and interdependencies between this code and System Operation.
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