We are ESB Networks. We ensure that electricity gets to the homes and businesses of our 2.3 million electricity customers, safely and efficiently. We have invested over €6bn in the electricity network over the last 10 years to ensure that it is reliable and enables communities and businesses in Ireland to grow and develop.
We provide a wide range of services to our customers, all of whom need to be registered with an electricity supplier. Each year we carry out over 9 million meter readings and provide these to your supplier in order to ensure you receive correct billing. We also deliver a range of technical services such as restoring supply when network faults occur, for example due to storms. Other services, some of which are chargeable, include undertaking line alterations at the customer’s request and carrying out service alterations requested via suppliers.
Whether you are a domestic or a commercial customer, we will provide a new electricity connection that best suits your needs.
Your safety is our priority. Electricity is a powerful energy source but it can be dangerous. Always follow our safety guidelines. To ensure you stay safe, stay clear of overhead, underground and fallen electricity wires, always look out for electricity wires when you are outside . ‘Stay safe, stay clear’. For emergencies call 1850 372 999.
Acting responsibly in all aspects of our business is one of our key priorities.
This guide is designed to illustrate the steps in obtaining a connection to the Distribution System for demand customers
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Standard Connection agreement for demand and generator connections where the maximum capacity exceeds 100kVA.
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This document provides a guide to the requirements of ESB Networks in relation to electricity installations in housing schemes.
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This application form is for domestic customers wishing to apply for a connection to the electricity distribution system for a singe house (urban or rural), farm premises that use loads less than or equal to 29kVa or a family apartment.
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A quotation letter which accompanies and forms part of a Standard Connection Agreement when a new or modified connection to a demand only customer requires a payment of a capital contribution.
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A letter which accompanies and forms part of a Standard Connection Agreement (SCA) deeming the Agreement to be accepted if the customer continues to use the connection.
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This Application Form is for business customers wishing to apply for a connection to the electricity distribution system for the following:
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This form should be completed by customers who want a new generator connected to the distribution system.
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This application form is for customers who wish to apply for a connection to the electricity distribution system for unmetered connections. See further information below on when to use this Application Form.
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