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.
This is a joint ESB Networks-EirGrid consultation on a proposed mechanism to enable adjustments to planned outages at short notice.
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In May 2018 the CRU published its decision paper on “Reporting and Incentives under Price Review 4” (CER/18/087). CER/18/087 set out a set of twenty decisions for improving reporting and incentives arrangements, covering the totality of the activities undertaken by the Transmission System Operator (TSO), the Transmission Asset Owner (TAO) and the Distribution Systems Operator/Distribution Asset Owner (DSO/DAO) on behalf of current and future customers and market participants.
Decision 8 of CER/18/097 sets out the arrangements for the TSO and TAO in terms of outage management. It states that the TAO may access a “use-it-or-lose it” allowance to fund, by agreement with the TSO – and following appropriate consultation with potentially affected parties – actions to reduce the duration or timing of planned outages at short-notice. The mechanism shall be consulted on by the TSO and TAO prior to implementation.
The consultation paper has set out a proposed mechanism and now asks stakeholders a number of key questions to assist in structuring responses. The key questions are set out below:
The consultation period runs for six (6) weeks and will close on 21st November 2019.
The companies welcome all responses from interested stakeholders. Responses should be submitted to both email@example.com [EirGrid] and firstname.lastname@example.org [ESB Networks] by 5pm on 21st November 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.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views from industry on the joint proposal from EirGrid and ESB Networks to introduce contestability of commissioning for customer connections to the electricity system at transmission and distribution level. At the moment, when a customer is connecting to the transmission or distribution system, the connection assets can be constructed by either the customer or ESB Networks as the owner of the system assets. To date, only ESB Networks has been able to commission the connection assets that are intended to become part of the transmission or distribution system. Industry has asked that customers be given the option to commission the connection assets that they have constructed and EirGrid and ESB Networks are now bringing forward proposals to enable this to happen.
EirGrid and ESB Networks are now seeking your views in relation to the proposals above. If you would like to respond, please download the Comments Register for Respondents_ For Contestability of Commissioning Consultation 22.07.16 (DOC 39KB)
and input your comments and then return it to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation will run for four (4) weeks and will close on the 19 August 2016. When the consultation closes, EirGrid and ESB Networks will review all the comments and prepare a consultation report and final recommendations paper for the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) to consider and approve before it can be implemented.
PLEASE NOTE: EirGrid and ESB Networks intend to publish all responses that we receive so if you don’t want your response published you should mark this on your comments register explaining your reasons.
The consultation documents are set out below - select the Show More button.
The purpose of this paper is for ESB Networks DAC. to set out the principles under which contestability will operate at the Distribution level and as directed under CER/10/056.
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This document contains statistical information on all Contracted Non-Wind Farm generators to the distribution system and is updated every quarter.
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This document contains statistical information on all Contracted Wind Farm generators to the distribution system and is updated every quarter.
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This correspondence sets out the deadlines within which connection method suggestions have to be submitted to the System Operators (SO's) to ensure that they can be included in connection method studies.
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The customer connection method sub-group meetings are the primary connection method discussion vehicle for customers, this document is a revised schedule for these meetings.
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This Customer Service Improvement Plan 2013-2016 complements and strengthens the Customer Charter. It reaffirms our commitment to the delivery of high quality services that meet your needs in a cost effective manner.
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Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 12th July 2019
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