ESB’s Current Projects and Joint Ventures
At ESB, we continue to invest in infrastructure and initiatives to bring a world-class system to our customers on the island of Ireland and the UK. We also work with similar reputable and established companies to bring to market new offerings and developments.
SIRO is a joint venture between ESB and Vodafone, with both established operators investing €450 million in building Ireland's first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network. The innovative service offers speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in 50 regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland. SIRO is unique in that it exclusively offers a wholesale open access network meaning that it will be available to all telecoms operators in Ireland to resell to their customers. SIRO in not a retail product.
For More Information on SIRO, click here.
Kingspan ESB – Funded Solar
Kingspan and ESB have joined forces to bring Funded Solar, a solar PV product that enables a business to use its roof space to generate clean, renewable electricity, without any upfront capital costs.
The Kingspan and ESB joint venture brings together its combined experience in the energy and commercial roofing sectors to deliver an outstanding funded solar solution for business customers. Kingspan ESB provides the funding to design, install and maintain the solar PV system on your business roof. In return, the business owner provides us with a 25-year rooftop lease and agrees to purchase the electricity generated on the roof at a discounted rate through a power purchase agreement (PPA).
For More Information on Kingspan ESB, click here.
ESB and UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) are jointly investing in a new £190m renewable power facility at the Port of Tilbury, Essex.
The investment marks ESB’s first investment in the UK’s biomass sector with the plant generating green electricity from waste wood. The Tilbury Green Power facility is expected to generate 300GWh of green electricity per year, enough to power more than 70,000 homes, when it is commissioned in early 2017. The Plant will utilise around 270,000 tonnes of waste wood sourced from the region.
Almost 400 jobs have been created during the construction phase and there will be approximately 50 permanent employees on site once the plant is in operation.
For more information on our Tilbury development, click here.