Connect a Farm Premises

If you need to get a new electricity connection for your farm, you first need to find out the size of the electrical load you require. Your electrical contractor helps you acquire this information. Then select one of the options below.

Please make sure you adhere to the current Electro Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI) regulations regarding farm supplies. Contact your electrical contractor for further information.

Farm Shed Safety

Electrical loads of 29 kVA (29 kW) or less

Examples of farm premises that typically use loads of 29kVA or less include storage sheds for farm machinery, workshops (without welding equipment) or pump houses.

These loads are treated the same as a Single Domestic Connection. Please go to this section and follow the steps.

Single Domestic Connection
Milking Parlour

Electrical Loads 30 kVA (30kW) or more

Examples of farm premises that typically use loads of 30kVA or more are milking parlours, workshops with welding equipment or a medium/large cottage industry.

These loads are treated the same as Commercial Single Unit Connection. Please go to this section and follow the steps.

Single Commercial Connection
Outside Lighting Supply

Outside Lighting Supply 3 kVA (3 kW) or less

Go to Single House Connection and follow the steps outlined.

Please state clearly that the supply is required for farm lighting.

Single House Connection
Electric Fence Farm

Electric fence with a load less than 2kVA

An electric fence is treated as an unmetered load.

Please go to Unmetered Electric Loads and follow the steps outlined.

Unmetered Electric Loads
Cows and Pole in Field

Access to your lands

If ESB Networks staff needs to enter your lands to examine or work on the electrical network, we follow the Code of Practice for Access to lands (PDF | 106 KB).

You can also call 1850 372 757 or +353 21 2386555 to request a copy.

Code of Practice - Access to lands (PDF | 106 KB)

Farm Safety

Electrical safety on the farm is of the utmost importance to ESB Networks. To learn more, go to our Farm Safety Section or visit the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) website.

Safety Tip: Electrical safety on the farm is of utmost importance to ESB Networks. To learn more, go to our Farm Safety section