Connected and Contracted Generators - Ireland

EirGrid regularly publishes a list of generators in Ireland who have been part of the “gate” group processing system. These include generators who have connected to the transmission system and those who have signed agreements to connect (known as ‘contracted’ generators).

The following documents provide information on wind farms and other generators in Ireland where they have connected to the transmission system operated by EirGrid or have signed contracts with us. The wind farms here are larger ones in terms of generating capacity.

Please note that while every effort is made to ensure that the connected and contracted information is correct at the time of posting, it is subject to regular change.

Wind Farm

Connected TSO Renewables 1 February 2018

Contracted TSO Wind Farms 30 January 2018

Other Types of Generators

Connected TSO (Non Wind) Generators 1 May 2017

Contracted TSO (Non Wind) Generators 30 January 2018

ESB Networks, as the Distribution System Operator (DSO), publishes lists for generation which is connected to, or contracted to connect to the distribution system.  A link to the relevant page on the ESB Networks website for distribution information can be found here.

Key Terms

CHP: Combined Heat and Power

DO: Distillate Oil

HFO: Heavy Fuel Oil

LFG: Land Fill Gas

OCGT: Open Cycle Gas Turbines

MEC: Maximum Export Capacity

Connected: Generator energised and permitted to export

Contracted: Has a signed connection agreement in place but has not yet energised for TSO