Connecting the Nation

About us

  • As part of ESB Group, we are licensed to build, operate, maintain and develop the electricity network in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Our countrywide staff of 3,000 people are proud to put every customer first, whatever the electricity supplier.
  • We build and operate the medium and low voltage electricity infrastructure, including distribution stations, overhead lines, poles and underground cables.
  • We are funded through 'use of system' charges billed to customers via Electricity Suppliers, controlled by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.

We keep the nation humming for our 2.3 million customers across Ireland every day

 

Better Network reliability

Through our Smart Network, we've increased network reliability and reduced power outages, investing over €5.3 billion to refurbish and upgrade the national electricity network. 

The electricity distribution network

Connecting 2.3 million customers in our network of distribution stations, overhead lines, poles and underground cables.

 

Supporting competitive electricity markets

We operate, install, maintain and read meters for our expansive customer base up to four times a year.

Powering the future

We're committed to a lower carbon energy future powered by renewable sources, such as wind farms.

Transmission System

ESB Networks finances builds and maintains the transmission system under a license granted by the CRU and under the direction of Eirgrid. We distribute electricity from the bulk supply to users under the Distribution System Operator License (DSO) granted by the CRU.

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ESB Networks DAC., Registered in Ireland - Registered No. 465172. Registered Office: Clanwilliam House, Clanwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Eircode DO2 CV61.

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1800 372 757