Innovation

Our approach to transforming the power system for everyone's benefit

Through our Innovation Programme, we research, develop and deploy innovative smart grid and technology solutions which help us manage the ever-changing power system. Innovation is one of the core values of EirGrid and we innovate to drive value for all users of the power system.

One of our main aims is to create flexibility in the system to adapt to the needs of the ever-changing electricity industry. We are a small island with targets for renewable generation and increased energy user participation. This creates the opportunity to do things differently and deliver solutions that have a tangible benefits for our customers and the wider community.

The Innovation Programme involves the integration of new technologies and services which complement each other and improve the electricity system. The programme will help facilitate a low-carbon energy future, while helping us operate and maintain a safe, secure and efficient power system.

Key elements of the Innovation Programme

Power Off & Save

We have awarded a tender to Electric Ireland to trial a power saving project among 1500 residential customers, which will see customers getting paid for reducing demand.