ESB Networks Strategy

Networks for Net Zero Strategy

Our Networks for Net Zero Strategy sets out ESB Networks’ role in enabling the delivery of the Government’s Climate Action Plan 2023 and supports the decarbonisation of the electricity system by 2040. It is based on our role in transforming the electricity distribution network that will empower customers to decarbonise their energy consumption; and in our role as Transmission Asset Owner in delivering the ambitious electricity transmission programme.

Read about the Networks for Net Zero Strategy

 

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Three strategic objectives, which are core to delivery of our strategy

 

Decarbonised Electricity

  • Our commitment to working alongside customers and communities, supporting them to achieve Net Zero.
  • Our core purpose is to provide universal, affordable access to secure and sustainable electricity to all customers.
  • As the electricity system transitions towards a smarter, sustainable model, the operation and management of these new resources will require a digital network that is flexible and smart. Our core purpose is to provide universal, affordable access to secure and sustainable electricity to all customers.

 

Empowered Customers

  • Our commitment to working alongside customers and communities, supporting them to achieve Net Zero.
  • We will use data and digital technologies to deliver convenient and personalised customer experiences. We will also develop insight-driven services to meet diverse and evolving customer needs.
  • ESB Networks will put in place solutions for our networks customers to enable the electrification of heat and transport. We will make it easy for customers and communities to participate in markets for flexibility and make active choices in their use of energy.

Resilient Infrastructure 

  • The transition to a low carbon future powered by clean electricity requires a network that is resilient to the impacts of climate change and disruptive events such as storms and cyber threats.
  • It also recognises we need to build capacity to connect the renewable generation to our network that will generate the clean electricity.
  • In addition, we need to provide network capacity for the demand associated with significant population growth, new housing developments, economic growth, as well as a significant increase in demand due to electrification of heat, transport and industry.

Networks for Net Zero

Join us on the journey, in delivering the electricity network for Ireland’s clean electric future, by sharing with us your ideas, challenge our approach and continue to hold us to account. We want to hear your views on how ESB Networks delivers Net Zero.

Please send your comments and feedback to ESBNetworksStrategy@esb.ie

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