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 will show you how to read your electricity meter and submit a reading.
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Modification No. 34a - Higher and Lower Frequency Limits for Fault Ride-Through for All Generators.
Effective Date 01/04/2016
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This booklet provides guidelines that apply to all work that involves penetrating the ground at or below surface level where there maybe ESB Networks cables or privately owned cables.
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This information memorandum clarifies when the right to terminate a Connection Agreement will be enforced.
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This document gives information on fluid filled cables, including cable history, first period, second period, plastic period, and replacement period.
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Public Consultation on Innovation for the Network of the Future
The consultation period for this document has now closed.
ESB Networks would like to thank all those who submitted and shared their feedback on this document.
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Public Consultation on Innovation in ESB Networks.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views and comments from stakeholders on Innovation in ESB Networks.
Innovation in ESB Networks - Aug 2019 | Download PDF | 20 MB
Background and Process
In order to realise our vision of delivering a sustainable, low carbon energy network that will serve Ireland’s future energy needs, we have developed an Innovation Strategy to manage every stage of the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, from setting the vision to establishing business as usual (BAU). Our Innovation Strategy has been applied to a balanced portfolio of projects covering eight roadmaps that broadly cover our ambition to deliver new and improved services.
During 2018, 16 projects were completed and the others continued to progress. We have over 20 new ideas that we have identified for further consideration and possible progression into our roadmaps.
1. As part of this on going collaboration and communication, we are interested to seek your views on our innovation processes, activities and priorities to date as summarised in this update document. In particular, we are interested in feedback on our proposed new projects listed at the end of the document.
The consultation period will close on Friday 13th September 2019. At the end of the consultation period, ESB Networks will review and consider all the comments.
Please send your comments to:
Contact Email: email@example.com
Closing Date for Responses: 17:00 on 13th September 2019
PLEASE NOTE: ESB Networks may publish responses that we receive, so if you do not want your response published you should mark your response as confidential
As extreme weather events and cybersecurity threats become more frequent, and our economy electrifies, ESB Networks will need to build network resilience to mitigate disruption, ensure the security of supply.
With the use of data analytics ESB Networks pursued a new avenue in identifying metering anomalies and developing a tool that can identify suspicious readings related to meter interference. The project developed an algorithm that can rank a pool of different meter readings based on statistical probability. ESB Networks revised the initial algorithm to a more complex version that is fine-tuned over time as more data is collected and analysed. The expected roll out of smart meters should lead to an increase in data volume and allow further fine tuning of the algorithm with AI.
Innovation Strategy Close Out Report – Data Analytics for Revenue Protection Fraud Detection Download PDF | 312KB
As Ireland works meet its renewable energy targets, distributed generation assets will increasingly play a role in contributing to the national power supply. In order to ensure the security and sustainability of the system, EirGrid launched the DS3 Programme. As the DSO, ESB Networks is working with the TSO to deliver the DS3 through a number of programmes designed to deliver innovative technologies, processes and standards to ensure that non-synchronous generation from renewables such as wind, deliver maximum benefit and minimal disruption to the network and our customers.
The provision of DS3 system services from Distribution Energy Resources (DER) ensures frequency and voltage stability on the transmission network. These system services or flexibility products are typically provided by existing generation and demand customers who are connected to the distribution network. This project entailed necessary learning, procedures, modelling and testing to enable the advance technical assessment by ESB Networks to detect any adverse impacts on distribution network planning or operations from the provision of DS3 System Services.
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Intermittent Faults on Low Voltage (LV) underground networks cause temporary loss of supply to customers. Due to the nature of these intermittent faults they have proved difficult to locate. ESB Networks planned on using the REZAP Vacuum Circuit breaker and BIDOYNG smart fuse, from Kelvatek, to improve LV performance as part of the Smart Grid MV/LV Control Operation trial. This aimed to deliver improved continuity and customer satisfaction.
Innovation Strategy Close Out Report - Innovative LV Auto-Reclosing on Intermittent Faults to Reduce Customer Outages Download PDF | 381KB
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