Our Investment Proposition

our investment proposition

To learn about ESB's investment proposition including ESB's strategy, business division overview, financial performance and credit ratings, download the PDF below. 

ESB is a leading Irish diversified and vertically integrated utility operating right across the electricity market from generation, through transmission and distribution to the supply of customers, with an expanding presence in the GB generation market. In addition ESB extracts further value through supplying gas, and using our networks to carry fibre for telecommunications. 

ESB is the sole owner of the distribution and transmission networks in the Republic of Ireland (via ESB Networks) and Northern Ireland (via Northern Ireland Electricity Networks Ltd), with a combined Networks Regulated Asset Base of €9.1bn at the end of 2016.

ESB also has market leading positions in the electricity generation and supply markets in Ireland (Single Electricity Market, or SEM). In 2016 it had a 47% share of generation in the SEM market (via Generation and Wholesale Markets) and a 37% share of electricity supply in the all-island market (via Electric Ireland) with 1.4 million customer accounts.  

Our Investment Proposition - Asset Base

Established in 1927, ESB is majority owned by the Irish Government (95% shareholding).