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ESB Networks Innovation Project Portfolio Q1 2021 Summary Report

The purpose of this document is to report, in summary, on the status of our Innovation Project activities as at the end of Q1 2021. This information is being shared in line with our commitments to both the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities and our stakeholders to support transparency and the availability of more information in relation to our innovation projects.

ESB Networks Innovation Project Portfolio Q1 2021 Summary Report | Download PDF | 2.22 MB

CONSULTATION

FlexTech, Hybrid Working Group - Multiple Legal Entities Response to Consultation

Dear Customer and Stakeholder,

As part of the Hybrid Working Group under the FlexTech initiative, EirGrid and ESB Networks have today published the response to consultation on potential contractual options for Multiple Legal Entities sharing a single connection point.

Hybrids present an opportunity for both System Operators (SO) and industry to maximise the use of existing network assets and increase capacity factors, with the potential to improve security of supply. While it is currently possible to obtain a Connection Agreement for a Hybrid site or unit and connect to the network, the SOs under the Hybrid working group are investigating  the issue of one customer, one connection point in relation to Multiple Legal Entities behind one connection point. If this can be implemented in a manner that works for the SOs and for industry, this may help to maximise the use of transmission and distribution infrastructure and assist in delivering our 2030 targets.

The documents outlines the key areas of feedback received from stakeholders and the SOs next steps. To view ESB Networks’ response to this consultation click here.

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ESB Networks Response Paper MV Customer Connection Standard Module – Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs in Urban Environment

This response paper addresses feedback and comments received during our public consultation on MV Customer Connection Standard Module – Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs in Urban Environment.

ESB Networks Response Paper MV Customer Connection Standard Module – Electric Vehicle Charging Hubs in Urban Environment | Download PDF | 512 KB

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ESB Networks’ Response To Stakeholder Feedback Received To Our Consultation ‘Innovating To Transform The Electricity Network’

ESB Networks published an update on its innovation activities entitled “Innovating to Transform the Electricity Network” on February 1st 2021 and invited feedback from interested parties and stakeholders via a public industry consultation. Following a review of stakeholder feedback from all respondents, this response paper addresses the comments and feedback received to our public consultation.

ESB Networks’ Response To Stakeholder Feedback Received To Our Consultation ‘Innovating To Transform The Electricity Network’ | Download PDF | 973 KB

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Coolnabacky Substation Report

  

The attached Independent comprehensive hydrogeological and hydrological review of the proposed Coolnabackey Substation found the proposed development will not impact on local water sources posing "no significant risk" and corroborating previous studies undertaken. 

Coolnabacky-report-issue-16-2-21 | Download PDF 699 KB

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Interim standard guideline clearances for Solar Farm to DSO overhead network

Interim guideline clearances for Solar Farm to DSO Overhead Network|Download PDF 321 KB

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SOGNO – Smart Monitoring for Increased Resilience

The SOGNO project is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union (EU) involving 13 project partners from six EU member states with live trials built and run in four EU member states. SOGNO is an acronym for Service-Oriented Grid for the Network Of the future. The main objective of the SOGNO project was to present and demonstrate a completely new model of automation of the electrical distribution systems, based on the delivery of “automation as a service.

SOGNO – Smart Monitoring for Increased Resilience | Download PDF | 1.6 MB

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Modification No. 47 - Addition of RfG derogation process to Distribution Code

CRU has approved Modification No. 47 of the Distribution Code which allows for the addition of the RfG derogation process to Distribution Code.

Effective Date 07/01/2021

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CRU Approval Letter | Download PDF | 85 KB