Bord Gáis Éireann is a commerical semi-state company with responsibility for the delivery of gas and water infrastructure and services. The company builds and operates one of the most modern and safe gas networks in the world, and in 2012 was tasked with the establishment of Irish Water, a new water utility to reform the public water system.
Bord Gáis primarily operates out of Cork and Dublin and employs over 1,200 staff nationwide.
At the end of 2013 the Government selected a preferred bidder for Bord Gáis Energy and as part of the sale the Bord Gáis name will transfer to the new owners on completion. As a result Bord Gáis Éireannwas renamed Ervia in June 2014 and the Bord Gáis Networks subsidiary will be renamed Gas Networks Ireland in due course. The organisation will transform from an energy company to a multi-utility company responsible for strategic national gas and water infrastructure and services.
Bord Gáis Networks
Bord Gáis Networks, on behalf of Gaslink, develops, operates and maintains the natural gas transmission and distribution networks in the Republic of Ireland and provides gas transportation services to suppliers and shippers. In 2014 the activities of Bord Gáis Networks and Gaslink will be integrated into Gas Networks Ireland, a new subsidiary of the organisation.
Since its establishment, Bord Gáis Networks has developed a national distribution pipeline network of 11,218km and a transmission pipeline network of 2,467km. The transmission system is linked to the UK and Continental gas markets through two Interconnector pipelines with Scotland.
Irish Water is the new national water utility responsible for providing safe, clean and affordable wate and waste water services to 1.8 million customers in the Republic of Ireland. Established as a subsidiary of Bord Gáis in 2013, Irish Water assumed responsibility for providing public water and waste water services from 34 Local Authorities on January 1st, 2014.
The Board of Bord Gáis currently consists of seven non-executive members (including the Chairman) who are appointed by the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
The Management Team, headed up by the Chief Executive, is responsible for the day to day management of the company.