Smart Meters are being rolled out across Ireland to give customers convenience, control and to support energy saving.
Every standard electricity meter in Ireland will be upgraded to a new Smart Meter with ESB Networks replacing 2.4 million meters nationwide by 2024.
Smart Meters offer increased opportunities for renewable energy generation on our journey to reduce carbon emissions for a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment for everyone.
Smart Meters enable you to see how much energy you are using and the cost of your usage so you can easily identify when and where savings can be made.
Reduce energy costs:
Smart meters make you more aware of your energy usage around the home, helping you keep track of your spending so you can take steps to make savings before your next bill
The power is in your hands:
Smart energy controls means you can switch your usage to times of the day when electricity is cheaper for your consumption data available to view in the Energia app
With a Smart Meter there is also no need to manually read your meter, your usage info will be sent automatically to your provider, so your account is always up to date!
Faults can be found faster:
New functionality will identify and flag any faults with ESB Networks so fixes can be made faster.
You can have a Smart Meter installed and remain on your current non-smart tariff however once you have moved to Energia Smart Energy Plan, it is not possible to move back standard plan.
Our Smart Meter plans have been designed with the customer in mind and offer a range of benefits to give you the best value, service and energy saving support.
Day rate: This is applied between the hours of 8am and 11pm, excluding the peak hours.
Night rate: This is applied between the hours of 11pm and 8am.
You will receive notice from ESB in advance of them coming to your area to completion installation. It is estimated that all standard meters in Ireland will be replaced with a new Smart Meter by 2024.
Each day, normally around midnight and via a secure 2G mobile network, your meter will send ESB Networks the total amount of electricity consumed over the previous 24 hour period. Each smart meter will activate itself approximately every two hours to check its integrity and connection to the network, if it finds any problems it will create another encrypted text message and send it to us.
1. ESB Networks will send you a letter to let you know in advance when they are visiting your area to upgrade your meter.
2. An ESB Networks engineer or ESB electrical contractor will visit your home in person to complete the Smart Meter upgrade.
3. An ESB Networks engineer or electrical contractor will leave you with some information on your new Smart Meter
A new digital display screen on your new smart meter will show your current meter reading in kilowatt-hours (kWh). To read the new smart meter, note the figures on the screen before “kWh” from left to right and include all digits.
By pressing the Left-hand button on your meter you can scroll through the following:
Time and Date
If you are on a non-half hourly Smart Meter Plan (MCC16), meter reading will be automatically sent to ESB Networks.
If you are on a MCC12 product and your connection quality drops to CTF score 1 or 2, then Energia will be contacted.