Why are all meters being replaced?
As part of the Climate Action Plan, ESB Networks is replacing 2.4 million electricity meters in homes, farms and businesses across Ireland with next generation meters. This new technology will bring benefits to customers, the environment and the economy.
Benefits to customers: Over time with smart meters, there will be no need for estimated bills. You'll be able to access the information you need to make more informed choices about your energy consumption and the best tariff options. Accurate information about energy usage across the day will allow you to manage your bills with greater accuracy.
Benefits to the environment: The environment will benefit because smart metering will encourage energy efficiency and support an increase in renewable power on the electricity system. The upgrade programme will help to cut CO2 emissions and lower Ireland's costly reliance on fossil fuel imports.
Benefits to the economy: Using smart meters will help us to more efficiently manage energy flow at times of high demand. They will also enhance competition and improve customer experience and choice, increasing the range of products and services available to customers.