ESB Financing Programmes and Facilities

The majority of ESB’s financing needs are met from the stable cash flows generated by our operating activities. Additional financing requirements are funded through a combination of capital market issues and bank borrowings. The combination of these facilities provides the prudence, diversity and flexibility which underline our financial strategy.

ESB Group Debt

At 30 June 2021 ESB’s Group Debt totalled €5.2 billion

Bond Information

List of bonds in issue.

As at 30 June 2021

Bond Information


ESB Capital Markets Funding

Euro Medium Term Note Programme (EMTN) – ESB Finance DAC

In the capital markets we have a €5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme (EMTN) under which a number of Euro bonds and one GBP bond have been issued since March 2010. In addition to the EMTN issues, ESB’s subsidiary Northern Ireland Electricity has issued two GBP bonds.

The most recent prospectus is available here:

US Private Placement

ESB has developed strong relationships in the US Private Placement market and has completed two large transactions in this market. 

Bilateral Finance

ESB Group enjoys a productive and long-standing relationship with the European Investment Bank.

Other bilateral bank finance is primarily sourced from our group of 14 international relationship banks which also provide a significant level of committed back-up lines.

Where appropriate, we also avail of non-recourse project finance facilities from relationship and other banks.


ESB’s primary liquidity source is a €1.4 billion Sustainability linked Revolving Credit Facility provided by our core relationship bank syndicate of 14 international banks – a facility which is currently committed out to 2025.