Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 - (ECP-1)
On 27 March 2018, the Commission of Regulation for Utilities (CRU)
published its decision on Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1). ECP-1 is
the new process for grid connections open to all generating and/or storage
technologies. Please refer to the CRU website: Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1) for further information on this including the CRU direction and rulesets.
The revised Generator Application Forms (NC5) PDF | 574 KB and (NC5A) PDF | 515 KB are available for download from the ESB Networks website for
the ECP-1 2018 batch of applications which opens on Friday, April 27th 2018.
Applications received using the previous application form will be returned
The closing date for applications will be close of business
on Monday, May 28th
2018. Please note that all ECP applications received
complete by close of business Monday April 30th will be considered to be
received as of Friday April 28th. For details on how to apply to be
considered as part of the ECP-1 2018 batch please see here.
Enduring Connection Policy Stage 1 - (ECP-1) Capacity Relocations
In line with the CRU Decision Paper – Enduring Connection
Policy Stage 1 (ECP-1) CRU/18/058 existing contracted generation customers are
eligible to submit a request to ESB Networks to relocate capacity to a site
with planning permission, further information on how to apply for this may be
Guide to the Process after Acceptance of Offer
A document called Generator Developers Information Pack issued by ESB Networks as a guide to Developers of generation projects to give an understanding of the connection process for both Non-contestable and Contestable Generator projects. This document is intended as guidance only to help give an understanding of the process and is available for download here (PDF | 306 KB).
Generation for Export and Sale
If you wish to connect a generator that is used to supply or sell electricity which includes Wind Farm, Landfill Gas, Solar Power and Combined heat & Power (CHP) facilities, please see here. Such generators may be used to supply or sell electricity via the national grid.