Restoring a Connection to an Existing House that has been Disconnected

If you are moving into an existing house and you find that the electricity is disconnected, there are 3 possible scenarios:

1. Your house been disconnected for a period less than 6 months

If your house has been disconnected for less than 6 months, you should immediately contact an Electricity Supplier and register as a customer to get the house reconnected.

The supplier will advise you about the reconnection process.

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2. Your house been disconnected for a period between 6 months and 2 years

If your house has been disconnected for between 6 months and 2 years, contact an Electricity Supplier in order to register as a customer. The Supplier will give you a number called a Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) which you will need to know.

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Your Electricity Supplier can then arrange with ESB Networks for the house to be reconnected.

Note: As the house has been disconnected for more than 6 months, you are required to have the wiring checked and certified by a registered electrical contractor. When this is done a Certificate of Completion ("wiring certificate" that is recognised by the Electro-Technical Council of Ireland (ETCI)) must be returned by the contractor to his/her approved regulatory body which will submit it electronically. Only then can your Electricity Supplier arrange for the house to be reconnected. Read more about the certification process.


3. Your house been disconnected for a period greater than 2 years

If your house has been disconnected for more than 2 years, apply online or contact ESB Networks by phoning 1850 372 757 in order to apply for a new connection to the house.

An application pack will be posted out to you. This pack contains the Application Form number NC2.

You must complete this form and return it (together with the required location map and site plan) to the following address:

ESB Network Services Bureau,
Garrycastle,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath.

A quotation will then be issued as a fee is payable before the house can be reconnected. You may also be required to provide 'ducting' on the site (PDF | 1,608KB).

As soon as ESB Networks has installed the service and meter, ask your electrical contractor to make the electricity live by activating the isolator switch.

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