How do I get a pay-as-you-go electricity meter?

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How do I get a pay-as-you-go electricity meter?

SSE Airtricity has criteria that must be met in order for a customer to avail of a Pay As You Go meter. You can discuss this with a member of our customer service/credit control team.

How does Pay As You Go work?

A pay as you go meter allows you to pay for your gas and electricity as you use it. You won’t receive a bill from us, so it’s a simple way to pay for your energy. It helps you to budget for your energy use, and you can see how much energy you use on a daily basis. We’ll still send you a regular statement so you can keep an eye on how much you’ve used.

Your outstanding debt from your past energy bills will be added to your pay as you go meter and you won't have to worry about making separate repayments - they'll be taken automatically as an affordable percentage of each top-up that you make.

What happens if I am eligible?

Customers who are eligible and accept a 'Pay As You Go' meter will receive a call from ESB Networks to arrange a time suitable for installation of their new meter.

Eligible customers will receive two 'Pay As You Go' cards and a user guide to explain how to use the meter and how to buy credit (top-ups).

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Prepayment Electricity meters