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Smart Meters put the power back in your hands by showing you what is consuming your electricity usage. 

Did you know, If you have a Smart Meter, to get the benefits of it you should sign up for a Smart Meter Plan? Find out more below!

What are Smart Meters?

Smart meters are the next generation of electricity meters. By the end of 2024, every home, farm and business in Ireland will have the option to have a smart meter installed.

Smart meters are an upgrade from traditional meters. Traditional meters require manual readings and often lead to estimated bills. Smart meters give you more accurate information on your energy usage using digital technology – this can help you to manage your consumption, become more efficient and reduce your bills.

If you don’t currently have a smart meter, ESB Networks will notify you when they installing in your area.

Energia can also request a smart meter for you below!
What are Smart Meters?

How do Smart Meters work?

Smart meters work by using technology that enables them to communicate remotely with your supplier, providing periodic data on energy usage. This will allow you to view and manage your usage more easily allowing you to find ways to save.

Depending on the connection, your meter can collect data on your energy consumption every 30 minutes which will be sent to your supplier either daily or bi-monthly. This data includes how much energy you are using and when you are using it.
How do Smart Meters work?

How can Smart Meters benefit customers?

Smart meters could help you save money on your electricity bills. Typically, electricity companies charge different amounts depending on the various times of the day and how much pressure is on the electricity systems.

By monitoring your electricity usage in your Energy Online app using Energy Insights, you can have better control of your usage.

Depending on which plan you choose, you can see if making simple changes can save you money on your bills.
How can Smart Meters benefit customers?

Do I need to sign up to a smart plan?

If you have a smart meter, you will still need to opt in to a smart meter plan. We have a range of smart plans to suit your needs and lifestyle.

Check out the link below to see which plan is smartest for you!

Please note; due to industry rules for smart metering, if you move to a smart tariff, it’s not possible to revert back to a non-smart tariff or an old meter type.
Do I need to sign up to a smart plan?

What are the benefits of me using a Smart Meter Plan?

Smart Meters give you half hourly data to allow you to make changes and monitor your electricity usage.

With a Smart Meter, you no longer need to submit manual reads. Your usage is recorded automatically and accurately.

Get exclusive access to Energia's Insights Tool, only for smart customers for greater detail on energy usage with up-to-date information. 

With an ever-growing population and more people using electricity at peak times, making small changes can help reduce your carbon footprint. 

When you have a Smart Meter, they're all compatible which means you are free to switch electricity supplier. 



What Smart Plan is best for me?

We have a number of smart plans available for you to choose from.