At ESB Networks we are committed to enabling Ireland’s transition to a secure and affordable low carbon future. The distribution system is evolving to facilitate the drive towards a low-carbon energy system where 70% of the electricity generated comes from renewable sources by 2030. This will require the connection of up to 14 GW of renewable generation to the transmission and distribution networks. The distribution network will need to be able to cater for up to 936,000 electric vehicles on our roads and 600,000 homes that are equipped with eheat technology such as heat pumps.
The electrification of heat, transport and our economy will see our customers adopting low carbon technologies such as Heat Pumps. Electric Vehicles and Microgeneration such as Solar PV.
For more information about how we are developing the network to enable electrification, and for details on the low carbon technologies enabling this transition, please click on the below spotlights.