Help ESB Networks reduce pressure on the grid this winter

February 14, 2023
Lukas Lukoschek

With lower gas supplies this winter, the Irish energy grid is under more pressure than before to prevent blackouts.

Using more renewable energy will be key to plugging the gap - and EV drivers can play a huge part in supporting this.

ESB Networks, which manages energy transmission across Ireland, has recently launched the Beat the Peak initiative to encourage households and businesses to reduce electricity usage at peak times (5 - 7 PM on weekdays).

At, we’re thrilled to take part in Beat the Peak by shifting the charging of our drivers outside this time. And now we need more EV drivers to help out.

Get involved to support the energy grid

If you’re an electric vehicle owner in Ireland and are able to join in, just follow these simple steps.

  1. Download the app on the App Store or Google Play
  2. Make sure you have Smart Charging turned on. This enables us to shift your charging time to support the grid.
  3. Sit back and relax. We’ll take care of everything from here and ensure your car is charged by your pre-set ready-by time.

If you want to go the extra mile, why not consider avoiding large appliances between 5 - 7 PM? Leaving your washing machine, dishwasher and oven off at this time can make a huge difference for the energy grid and reduce Ireland’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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