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ESB Archives does not hold material relating to local electricity suppliers beyond what is already contained in the company’s annual reports, all of which are available to download and search online free of charge here.
Appendix III to the annual report for the year ending 31 March 1929 is the first comprehensive list of this kind published in the annual reports, and its format is replicated in subsequent reports until 1960.Information relating to the dates of connection, number of poles erected, km of line strung and the number of homes and businesses connected is based on progress reports published in ESB’s internal staff magazine .Statistics relating to rural electrification are also available in the appendices to ESB’s annual reports from 1946.The date a town was connected to the grid is taken as either: the exact month and year indicated in the annual report, i.e. 1929—1930, where the town is recorded as being connected as of 31 March 1930; or the year the town first appears in the appendices listing consumer numbers.Where a consumer number is listed as ‘1’ for a given year, i.e.The data from ESB Archives’ map ‘Connecting One Million Irish Homes to the National Grid, 1929—1978’ has been compiled from a variety of sources. Information relating to local electricity suppliers in Ireland before the establishment of ESB in 1927 is based on information gathered in the appendices to ESB’s Annual Reports.
These appendices generally record the name and address of the local supplier, the number of homes and businesses it served, and in some cases, the unit cost of the electricity provided.
These appendices record only those individuals or companies who had permits to commercially supply electricity to 3 or more homes and businesses in their local area.
If a local company supplied electricity before ESB was established, it is listed in Appendix III of the 1929 report, but does not record when the supply was first established.
Likewise, the date each supplier was acquired by ESB is taken as either: the exact month and year indicated in the annual report, i.e. 1929—1930, where the supplier is recorded as being acquired as of 31 March 1930; or the year the supplier last appears in the appendices to the annual reports.
Information relating to the towns with electric public lighting contracts is based on the appendices to ESB’s annual reports for the years 1931—1933.
using a diesel generator; or went out of business prior to the establishment of ESB in 1927.