At EirGrid, we develop and operate the national electricity grid, so that everyone has power when and where they need it. The grid takes electricity from where it is generated and delivers it to the distribution network, operated by ESB, which powers every home, business, school, hospital, factory and farm on the island. We also supply power directly to some of Ireland’s largest energy users. We are responsible for a safe, secure and reliable supply of electricity: now, and in the future.
To do this, we forecast when and where electricity is needed across Ireland: hour-to-hour, day-to-day, and year-to-year. We work to ensure there is enough electricity for industry to prosper, and for employment to grow. Our work is essential today, as well as being a crucial investment for future generations.
Our people dedicate themselves to a better transmission grid, for the benefit of all. We achieve this goal with a combination of expert skills from a wide range of experience. You can learn more about our executive team and board here.
Working with us gives you the opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to delivering on our mandate of managing and operating the transmission grid across the island of Ireland. We offer a challenging yet collaborative and team-orientated work environment where high performance, knowledge and continual development are valued. Our aim is to attract and retain excellent staff.
When we manage and develop the grid, we always follow health and safety standards. We prioritise the protection of our workers and those who live or work near our lines. The most common concern about our grid is the effect of electromagnetic fields, or EMF. There is considerable research by independent health and scientific bodies on this topic.
There is no evidence that EMF from power lines has any adverse effects on human, plant or animal health. We recognise this is an emotive and contentious topic, and we respect your right to reach your own conclusions.
We have commissioned an independent assessment of the latest research relating to EMF and power systems. Read this here.
You can also read our explanation of power lines and your health here.
In addition, some projects require their own unique health and safety policy. The East West Interconnector is such a project. It is imperative precautions are taken if works are proposed close to the route of the interconnector. You can find full details of the safety policy here. We also operate a B4UDig service to support works in proximity to our buried cable assets. For more information visit our interconnection page.