Smart Metering - What data is collected by my smart meter and how is it used?

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What data is collected by my smart meter and how is it used?

Your smart meter will record the details of your consumption of electricity. ESB Networks will collect data on the total amount of electricity consumed over the previous 24-hour period daily for Interval (30 minute) Smart Services activated meters. This data will be used to provide information to support customer billing, customers switching suppliers and customers moving premises. 

Smart meters that have been activated for Interval (30 minute) Smart Services will collect a detailed breakdown of your electricity consumed e.g. usage every 30 minutes. However, this information will only be shared with us if you have given us your consent while activating Interval (30 minute) Smart Services. To make sure the meter is working properly, ESB Networks will also collect non-personal data about the meter itself. 

Smart meters that have been activated for Non-Interval (Bi-Monthly) Smart Services will read meters six times a year and will you’ll see Day, Night and Peak reads on your bills giving you a more insightful view of your electricity usage compared with standard non-smart meters.