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.
Whether you are a domestic or a commercial customer, we will provide a new electricity connection that best suits your needs.
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.
EirGrid and ESB Networks, in their respective capacity as TSO and TAO, today publish for consultation the draft, 2018 Annual Electricity Transmission Performance Report (APR) and 2018 Investment Planning and Delivery Report (IPD).
2018 APR Download PDF | 4MB
2018 IPD Download PDF | 3MB
The CRU as part of its decision paper CER/18/097, decisions 1 and 5, requires the TSO and the TAO to produce joint reports setting out their annual performance in regard to the operation and development of the Transmission System. The reports are intended to provide customers, industry participants and other interested parties with a clear, accessible, comprehensive, quantified but non-technical report on performance in the calendar year.
The reports will evolve overtime, taking into account feedback from industry and stakeholders and changes as may be requested by the CRU. As part of this process we are seeking customers and stakeholders feedback on the draft reports in advance of their finalisation, for example are there areas that you feel require more detail or indeed where you feel there is too much focus; areas that are not currently covered that should be considered for inclusion etc.
Interested stakeholder’s views are invited until 10 January 2020 and can be sent to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 reports build on our 2017 reports which are available on our website here
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views and feedback on the information detailed in the Strategic Stakeholder publications (Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Framework and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan 2020).
Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Framework Download PDF | 1MB
Background and Process
In order to continually enhance and develop our engagement approach, ESB Networks is consulting with customers and stakeholders on its approach to stakeholder engagement (set out in the Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Framework) and its planned key area of engagement activity during 2020 (set out in the Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan 2020).
Associated with this, ESB Networks is required to submit an annual report on its stakeholder engagement strategy and activities to enable the CRU to assess and score ESB Networks on the quality, good implementation and effectiveness of its stakeholder strategy in the previous year. This is detailed in the CRU decision paper Reporting and Incentives under PR4, (CER/18/087).
Do you have any comments on the ESB Networks Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Framework and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan 2020?
The consultation period will run for four (4) weeks and will close on the 20th December 2019. When the consultation closes, ESB Networks will review and consider all the comments and publish a final version of the Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Framework & the Strategic Stakeholder Engagement Plan 2020.
Please send your comments to:
Contact Name: Strategic Engagement Manager, ESB Networks
Contact Email: email@example.com
Closing Date for Responses: 5pm on 17th January 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: ESB Networks may publish responses that we receive, so if you don’t want your response published you should mark your response as confidential.
This pdf contains information about entry requirements for an Electrical/Network Technician Apprenticeship in ESB Networks . It also has details on interview tips and how to apply.
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This PDF gives a high level review of existing network capacity for connecting large demand.
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The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on the proposals outlined in this document to transform how ESB Networks connect HV and MV customers.
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ESB Networks is committed to playing its part in leading Ireland’s transition to a low carbon future powered by clean electricity. ESB Networks Innovation Strategy has eight roadmaps to drive us towards the network of the future. The challenge of an Ireland powered by secure, affordable and zero carbon electricity will take far more than the technologies, techniques and business models we use today. We are very clear that a key challenge in enabling the network of the future, together with the delivery of the recent National Climate Action Plan, is how we innovate to improve the connection of HV and MV customers to the electricity system, i.e. increasing the volume of renewable generation connected; to increase the speed with which customers (e.g. new generation, demand, flexibility etc.) are connected; to improve network resilience and security of supply; and to continue to connect in an economic manner. To that end, we set up a project called Smarter HV and MV Customer Connections (previously referred to as the Distribution Planning and Security of Supply Revie Project) as a flagship initiative of our Connecting Renewables Innovation roadmap.
We have engaged with key stakeholder groups at different stages of the project. Traditionally the Distribution Planning and Security of Supply Standards are reviewed at regular intervals in the course of business-as-usual however the Smarter HV and MV Customer Connections project goes significantly further as it is a fundamental review of the baseline philosophy of ESB Networks distribution network planning to ensure that Ireland’s energy policy objectives can continue to be met economically and sustainably and that the network’s security of supply is appropriate as the country moves to increased levels of electrification of heat and transport.
This consultation seeks views on our proposals to more innovatively connect customers in the future. We want to continue to work collaboratively with our many stakeholders and to that end, we welcome your comments and feedback on the proposals detailed in this document.
The consultation period has been extended by one week and will now close on Friday 13th December 2019. At the end of the consultation period, ESB Networks will review and consider all the comments.
Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Email: email@example.com
The Closing Date for Responses has been extended by one week and will now close at 5pm on 13th December 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.
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25.01.2019 On the 14th September 2017, the Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1485 establishing a guideline on electricity transmission system operation (SO GL) entered into force. Article 40(6) of SO GL required all TSOs to agree on Key Organisational Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities (KORRR) relating to Data Exchange. KORRR was approved by the All Regulatory Authority on 19th December 2018, and will serve as the basis for what TSOs, DSOs and Significant Grid Users (SGUs) will need to do to comply with Articles 41 to 53 of SO GL. TSOs, DSOs and SGUs will need to comply with KORRR from 14th March 2019.
SGUs are the target audience of this consultation. SGUs are as defined under Article 2(1) of SO GL, which are;
(a) existing and new power generating modules that are, or would be, classified as type B, C and D in accordance with the criteria set out in Article 5 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/631;
(b) existing and new transmission-connected demand facilities;
(c) existing and new transmission-connected closed distribution systems;
(d) existing and new demand facilities, closed distribution systems and third parties if they provide demand response directly to the TSO in accordance with the criteria in Article 27 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1388;
(e) providers of redispatching of power generating modules or demand facilities by means of aggregation and providers of active power reserve in accordance with Title 8 of Part IV of SO GL; and
(f) existing and new high voltage direct current (‘HVDC’) systems in accordance with the criteria in Article 3(1) of Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1447.
The requirements of KORRR apply to new and existing SGUs.
Under Article 40(5) of SO GL, the TSO is required to co-ordinate with DSOs and SGUs within its Observability Area on the applicability and scope of data exchange. Also, under Article 40(7) each TSO is to reach an agreement with relevant DSOs on the processes and formats of data exchange between them. The purpose of this consultation is:
Current data exchange practices are already largely aligned with KORRR. As a result, the proposals in this KORRR consultation align with current practices and the requirements of the Grid Code and Distribution Code. EirGrid is seeking your feedback on a number of proposals which reflect this, with the below documents available for download:
The consultation runs from 25 January 2019 to 17:00 close of business 25 February 2019 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 template has been provided to facilitate this feedback (see number 3 above). Please email your submission by 17:00 25 February 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title "KORRR SGU Consultation".
This proposal document is produced jointly by EirGrid in its role as the Transmission System Operator in Ireland and ESB Networks in its role as the Distribution System Operator in Ireland.
The consultation on the parameters for the Demand Connection Code [DCC] has now closed. This proposal document is produced by ESB Networks in their role as the Distribution System Operator in Ireland. This document contains the proposed parameters and explanations as to the reasons for their adoption, which are now formally submitted to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities [CRU] for approval. It also contains responses to the consultation.
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This letter identifies the risk associated with coming close to live electricity wires. Very serious electrical accidents have taken place involving silage machinery.
Letter to Silage Contractors | Download pdf
This document gives information on fluid filled cables, including cable history, first period, second period, plastic period, and replacement period.
Information on Fluid Filled Cables | download pdf 1MB
Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 2nd October 2018
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