There are two main contracts or  'Agreements' required to set up a device at a test site.  These being a foreshore licence and a Grid Connection.  This section specificially deals with getting Grid Connection. 

The first step to connecting new generation to the system is to assess if the facility would be best suited for connection to the Transmission or Distribution System.

  • Under 20 MW total export capacity at a single location should initially apply for a distribution connection. For more information on distribution connections, please refer to the  ESB Networks website. 
  • Over 20MW total export capacity at a single location should initially apply for a transmission connection. All parties applying to connect to the Transmission System must submit a formal application to EirGrid as the Transmission System Operator (TSO). For more information on getting connected please refer to the Eirgrid webpages. 

EirGrid Address: 
Block 2 The Oval,
160 Shelbourne Road,
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 702 6642
Fax: +353 1 661 5375

ESB Networks Address:
DSO Generators,
ESB Asset Management,
Osprey House,
Lower Grand Canal Street,
Dublin 2 

Tel:+ 353 1 7026950
Fax: + 353 1 6388026



Transmission system map

EirGrid Network

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Map of the EirGrid network in terms of connections.

Grid Connections

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Gridconnect image for grid connections.        

Grid West

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EirGrid Grid West connection opportunities.