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 PDF gives a high level review of existing network capacity for connecting large demand.
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Public Safety Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2020. Educating the public to act safely near electricity. Download PDF | 2MB
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 booklet provides important safety and customer service information to help you stay safe when working near electricity networks and to explain key steps when you require services from ESB Networks.
This application form should be completed if your project is being processed within the group processing approach GPA, and you wish the system operators to use assumed project data rather than specific project data provided by you.
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Distribution Code Review Panel Members
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This publication sets out our vision of Networks 2027.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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.
This document sets out the agreed approach between the TSO and the DSO in relation to Distribution Code Compliance Testing process for controllable wind farm power stations (WFPS) with a registered capacity of 5 MW or more.
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