document
Latest Publication

Meter Signals for Customer Energy Management System (EMS)

Meter Signals for Customer Energy Management System | Download pdf 240KB

document

Public Consultations and Publications Listing 2020

At ESB Networks, we appreciate the importance of listening to our customers and stakeholders and hearing their views, concerns and expectations so that we are better informed in our decision making and management of the electricity network.

Through our public consultations we seek to actively inform, engage and hear from our customers and stakeholders on areas and activities across our business.

Throughout the year we hold multiple public consultations where we welcome feedback and comments from our customers and stakeholders. This document gives a listing of the Public Consultations and Publications scheduled for publication by ESB Networks over the course of the year.  

 

Public Consultations and Publications Listing 2020 | Download PDF|160 KB
document

DCRP Minutes 3rd March 2020

Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 3rd March 2020.

Download PDF | 185 KB
document

DCRP Minutes 7th July 2020

Minutes of Distribution Code Review Panel Meeting of 7th July 2020.

Download PDF | 223 KB

document

The Distribution System Security and Planning Standards

New Distribution System Security and Planning Standards

As part of the ESB Networks’ Innovation Strategy, under the Smarter HV and MV Customer Connections Innovation Project, the Distribution System Security and Planning Standards were reviewed to establish how the standards needed to evolve to meet the changes in the electricity industry taking 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 Standards are effectively the rules by which we connect our customers to the electricity distribution network. The new rules were developed during the innovation project with significant collaboration and consultation with stakeholders.

Among the updated standards, there are new standards which will help facilitate more renewable energy on our network with the introduction of non-firm access for distributed generators and flexible solutions on our network with the introduction of non-wires alternative solutions; both of which will be implemented in a phased manner over time.  This is outlined in the foreword section of the Distribution System Security and Planning Standards and the roadmaps in the Non-Firm Access for Distributed Generators Guide and the Non-Wires Alternatives to Network Development Guide.

The new Standards and Guides have recently been approved by the CRU and are available to view by following the links below.

Distribution System Security and Planning Standards | Download PDF | 1 MB

Non-Wires Alternatives to Network Development Guide | Download PDF | 666 KB

Non-Firm Access for Distribution Connected Distributed Generators Guide | Download PDF | 478 KB

document

Non-Firm Access Connections for Distribution Connected Distributed Generators Guide

This is a guide document outlining the introduction and development of Non-Firm Access (NFA) for connection of distributed generators to the distribution system which will be implemented in a phased manner over time, and as indicatively set out in the roadmap in the document. 

This is a supporting guide document to the Distribution System Security and Planning Standards.

Non-Firm Access for Distribution Connected Distributed Generators Guide | Download PDF | 478 KB

document

Non-Wires Alternatives to Network Development Guide

This is a guide document outlining the introduction and development of Non-Wires Alternative (NWA) options to conventional network development which will be implemented in a phased manner over time, and as indicatively set out in the roadmap in the document. 

This is a supporting guide document to the Distribution System Security and Planning Standards.

Non-Wires Alternatives to Network Development Guide | Download PDF | 666 KB

document

ECP-2 Decision CRU/20/060 – Capacity Release DSO Applications

As outlined in Section 2.9 of  the ECP-2 Decision paper, all projects contracted pre ECP-1 (but not those that folded into ECP-1) were given a final opportunity by ESB Networks and Eirgrid to terminate their connection agreement and release their full contracted MEC on the same terms and conditions for capacity release outlined in CER/16/284 (including 80% refund of first stage payment).

Please click the link below to view the full list of DSO Projects who availed of Final Capacity Release:

Download PDF | 125 KB