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.
RESERVE is an EU H2020 funded project with 10 other consortium partners to develop solutions capable of enabling 100% renewable generation on electricity networks. ESB Networks focused on Voltage Control techniques which utilise inverter-based technologies to provide voltage support to the distribution network. The project successfully demonstrated that a Voltage Control solution can be implemented in real world scenarios utilising multiple types of DER technologies, are inherently scalable, can be integrated with additional external monitoring devices and is capable of positively contributing towards the resolution of constraints encountered by the distribution network.
Modification No. 37 - Transition of Voltage Control Modes for Windfarms
Effective Date 23/02/2016
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Modification No. 38 - Safety Co-Ordination (Doc 11).
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The project aims to review the current ESB Networks planning and security of supply standard and update and evolve these standards to ensure that they facilitate the objectives of the ESB Networks Innovation Strategy. These novel standards will take account of the requirements of binding National and EU Energy Directives and Network Codes, whilst cost effectively maintaining a safe, secure and reliable distribution system. These novel standards will facilitate the introduction of non secured access for distributed generators and non wires alternative solutions.
The attached document outlines the key performance criteria on which ESB Networks reports on an annual basis.
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Decarbonisation of the electrical network will see a significant impact on the Low Voltage (LV) network with the increasing integration of Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs) such as heat pumps, solar PV and Electric Vehicles. The effect on the LV network as a consequence of the integration of these new technologies is not yet fully understood. To gain valuable knowledge of these technologies, ESB Networks are trialling a number of different innovative monitoring devices to fully understand what is required to effectively monitor the LV network.
Innovation Strategy Progress Report - Intelligent Secondary Substation Monitoring (Winter Peak) | Download PDF | 305KB
Modification No. 39 - Safety Procedures
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The purpose of this document is to set out our proposed stakeholder engagement strategy and plans for 2021. It has been developed taking on board valuable feedback and recommendations received from our customers and stakeholders throughout 2020. We are publishing this document for consultation to allow our stakeholders further opportunity to shape and enhance our engagement strategy and plans throughout 2021 and beyond.
To view the consultation document, please click on the link below:
Stakeholder Engagement Strategy & Plan 2021 | PDF 1 MB
We would like to get feedback from all stakeholders and we welcome any comments stakeholders may have on this proposal. In particular we would welcome your views on what further information you would like to see covered in future ESB Networks Engagement Plans.
The consultation period will close at 5pm on Friday 12th February 2021. Please send your feedback and comments to email@example.com.
Modification No. 40 - Authorised Persons
Effective Date 21/03/2016
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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.
This project is a key enabler to ensure distributed generators are able to withstand system frequency changes driven by the increased amount of renewable generation connected to the network. In order to operate the power system with up to 75% of the instantaneous power coming from non-synchronous sources new Rate of Change of Frequency (RoCoF) relay settings are required for distributed generators. Failure to achieve this would have resulted in the ratio of non-synchronous generation on the system being capped at 60%, as opposed to the target of 75%.
Innovation Strategy Close Out Report – New RoCoF settings for Distributed Generators | Download PDF | 153KB
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