Connection Costs

High level overview of connection costs to connect your business to the natural gas network. This covers  Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Large Industrial & Commercial connection costs.

Charging methods by category

Gas Networks Ireland Connection Costs are regulated and set out in the Gas Networks Ireland Connections Policy available at the link below.

The definitions are taken from the Connections Policy document. The charging methods are split by category and are as follows:

  1. Small natural gas meters are meters that are used by Small and Medium Enterprise (SME's) for example small restaurants, takeaways and smaller office buildings.
  2. Medium to large natural gas meters are meters that are used by larger users, this includes restaurants, bigger office buildings and hotels all the way up to large industrial users such as grain dryers, manufacturers and data centres.  

 

1. Small Natural Gas Meters

 

Meter Type

 

Price

 

Quotation Timelines

 

G4,G10,G16 (up to a maximum hourly load of 210kW)

 

Gas Networks Ireland has a range of Fixed Price services and meters in this small business sector that range from approx. €700 - €2,000 (ex VAT) per connection, depending on the meter size/type, agreed meter location (internal or external), service length, road opening licence etc.

 

Quotation provided approx. 1 week from completion of all required enquiry forms and provision of all required information.

2. Medium to Large Natural Gas Meters

 

Meter Type

 

Price

 

Quotation Process

 

G25, G40 and G65MP (up to a maximum hourly load of 840KW)

 

Price is dependent on size of meter, length of the gas service, pressure requirement, third party consents required, road opening licences; among other factors.

Minimum of 30% of total cost is payable by the customer, and up to 70% discount available on the connection depending on the estimated annual usage of natural gas.

 

Quotation provided 4 - 6 weeks from completion of all required enquiry forms and provision of all required information.

 

Meter Type

 

Price

 

Quotation Process

 

G65LP and upwards to SP3 Skid (anything above maximum hourly loads of 840 kW)

 

Price is dependent on size of meter, length of the gas service, pressure requirement, third party consents required, road opening licences; among other factors.

Minimum of 30% of total cost payable by the customer, and up to 70% discount available on the connection.  depending on the estimated annual usage of natural gas

 

Quotation provided 6 - 8 weeks from completion of all required enquiry forms and provision of all required information.

 

Meter Type

 

Price

 

Quotation Process

 

Large Industrial Energy Users, Transmission Network Connections, Power Generation Plants, Dairy Processing Facilities, New Towns Enquiries etc.

 

Connection costs for large industrial energy users requesting a natural gas connection will be developed based on the technical requirements and capacity availability on the natural gas network in the area.  Detailed discussions will be required to develop these requirements and provide a cost estimate.

A Large Network Connection Agreement (LNCA) may be required including Capacity Commitments and provision of Financial Security.

 

Quotations of this scale are generally developed over a period of 12 – 16 weeks as they can be complicated solutions and require significant efforts from design and estimation team.

Payment options

Electronic bank transfer

Please see your quotation for bank details or contact Businesslink at 1850 411 511 or businesslink@gasnetworks.ie.

Credit card

To pay call Businesslink at 1850 411 511 (≤ €2000).

Cheque

Post to:
Customer Administration
Networks Services Centre
St. Margarets Road
Finglas
Dublin 11