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 lists the current connection charges, distribution use of system charges (DUoS) and other service charges applied by ESB Networks DAC. in its role as Distribution System Operator .
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Distribution Code defines the technical aspects of the working relationships between the DSO and all other users of the Distribution System. It aims to ensure an efficient, co-ordinated and economical system for electricity distribution. The Distribution Code was first approved by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) in March 2000. Any modifications or updates to this code must be approved by this Commission. More detail is available in the Distribution Code Review Panel Constitution and Rules.
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Distribution Code Derogation Application Form
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Distribution Code Modification Proposal Form.
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In this Code of Practice we outline how we support you as a Vulnerable Customer. If you are registered with your Electricity Supplier as a vulnerable customer we offer support by providing the services outlined in this document.
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Teaching Resources - Junior Lesson Plan 1 - Electricity in Our Environment
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In ESB Networks we recognise that our activities have environmental impacts and that it is our responsibility to manage these impacts in a manner that contributes to the sustainable development of our economy, and provides a high level of protection for our natural environment. To view more on environmental policy please download this document.
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This guide is designed to illustrate the steps in obtaining a connection to the Distribution System for demand customers
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Standard Connection agreement for demand and generator connections where the maximum capacity exceeds 100kVA.
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This document provides a guide to the requirements of ESB Networks in relation to electricity installations in housing schemes.
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