Electricity/Gas Distribution Services
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is Ireland’s independent energy and water regulator with a wide range of economic, safety and customer protection responsibilities.
The CRU’s mission is to protect the public interest in Water, Energy and Energy Safety. The work of the CRU impacts every Irish home and business, by ensuring safe, secure and sustainable energy and water supplies at a reasonable cost. The sectors we regulate underpin Irish economic competitiveness, investment and growth, while also contributing to our international obligations to address climate change.
Companies must hold a licence issued by the CRU to distribute electricity or gas through the energy network. The licences contain conditions which, among other things, limit the amount of revenue which the regulated network companies can recover from their customers.
The current network licence holders in Ireland are: ESB Networks (electricity distribution network operator and owner), EirGrid (electricity transmission network operator), and Gas Networks Ireland (gas network owner and operator).
Other licences cover generation, suppliers and shippers and can be found in the licensing section of CRU website.
If you are a potential electricity/gas services provider who is looking to provide services in Ireland, you may obtain further information on the CRU website, for example in the electricity licences section, electricity generation section and gas licences section in the links below.
Tel: +353 1 400 0800
Post: Commission for Regulation of Utilities,
Belgard Square North,
The above is for general information purposes only. All further queries regarding this information should be directed to the competent authorities listed.