Interested in connecting to Ireland’s gas network? Follow the steps below to see if you are eligible and find out what you need to do.
The gas network, external pipes and your meter.
The appliances and internal piping within your business.
Gas shipping and billing.
You can check online if natural gas is available in your area. Simply enter your EirCode or your full address and you will easily find out if you can get a natural gas connection. While natural gas may be available in your county, it may or may not be available to your particular location.
A Gas Networks Ireland representative will contact you within 24 hours, take more details and arrange for a visit from a GNI sales rep.
This visit will involve a site survey and a discussion on the potential meter location(s) and service route. It is advisable for you to have a mechanical installer or plumber available for this meeting to ensure all of the technical specifications are available for the application.
For the site visit of the GNI sales rep please gather information, including maximum hourly demand, estimated annual consumption, peak daily demand and gas pressure requirements.
While your quotation is being prepared by GNI, you will need to contact your mechanical installer or plumber and begin the registration process with a natural gas supplier.
Before a meter is fitted, you are required to open an account with a gas supplier and provide technical declaration of conformity of your equipment.
After you have received your natural gas connection quotation from Gas Networks Ireland, you can make the payment, sign the contract and send this contract to Gas Networks Ireland. This will kick off the process to getting you connected.
Once the quotation has been received:
Once payment and contract has been received, Gas Networks Ireland will contact you to thank you for your payment and to schedule the works to be carried out. This process will begin with the service pipe to be laid from the natural gas network to bring a service pipe into your property to the agreed meter location.
Note: Timeline for completion of the natural gas connection will be dependent on the relevant local authority’s timelines for provision of a Road Opening Licence and these timelines vary across the local authority districts.
In advance of organising to fit your natural gas meter, Gas Networks Ireland requires a Declaration of Conformance to be completed and signed by a competent mechanical installer or plumber and submitted to GNI. This is evidence that the downstream pipework and equipment has been appropriately installed and tested in accordance with the required standards.
The following are required in order for the meter to be fitted and turned on for commercial connections.
Once all of the above are all in order, the GNI meter fitter will fit the meter and arrange an appointment for the meter to be turned on if this is not done on the same day as the meter fit.
Once the meter have been turned on, you can then start to enjoy the benefits of your new natural gas connection.