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Understanding Your Bill

We want to make sure you understand your bill clearly and are comfortable with how it's laid out. This guide will explain all the elements of your bill and answer some common questions.

Medium Bill
Bills for LVMD price plans

Bill frequency

If you're an LVMD customer with a regular (non-quarter-hourly) meter, you'll receive your bills every two months. If you have a quarter-hourly meter, you'll receive your bills monthly.

Estimated bills

If you have a regular (non-quarterly hourly) meter, your bills will be based on a combination of estimates and actual meter readings provided by ESB Networks. ESB Networks aim to read all meters four times a year so other readings will be estimates. However, if they can't get access to your meter, your bill will be based on an estimate.

What different parts of your bill mean

Open the bill below to see what each item on your electricity bill means.

Open Bill

  • 1
    1. Supply voltage

    The voltage supplied. LV stands for low voltage.

  • 2
    2. MIC

    Your MIC (Maximum Import Capacity) is your level of electrical capacity. It represents the maximum load you're allowed to import from the electricity network for use in your premises.

  • 3
    3. MPRN

    The MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number) is unique to your premises and identifies your meter connection to the network.

  • 4
    4. DG

    DG (Distribution Group) is an industry code that identifies the type of connection your premises has to the electricity network.

  • 5
    5. MC

    MC (Meter Configuration) is an industry code that identifies your meter type.

  • 6
    6. Profile

    Profile is an industry code that classifies your business by usage pattern.

  • 7
    7. Standing charge

    The standing charge goes towards maintaining the country's electricity infrastructure, and is a fixed daily charge.

  • 8
    8. Summer / Winter MD unit rate

    An additional charge will be applied for winter usage - Nov-Feb. This charge will not apply during the summer period: Mar-Oct.

  • 9
    9. Service capacity charge

    The service capacity charge covers the cost of reserving space on the network for your electricity and is based on your maximum capacity

  • 10
    10. Energy units

    Your energy usage, based on a cost per kWh.

  • 11
    11. Non energy units

    These are charged by third parties including ESB Networks, Eirgrid and the Single Electricity Market Operator and may vary during your contract. There are different non-energy charges depending on consumption time.

  • 12
    12. Chargeable & non chargeable wattless

    Wattless energy generally means the use of electricity for keeping items on standby. If wattless consumption is more than one third of overall consumption, it's chargeable. If it accounts for less than one third, it's not chargeable.

  • 13
    13. PSO Levy

    The PSO (Public Service Obligation) Levy relates to the recovery of costs associated with meeting the obligation to purchase electricity generated from sustainable, renewable and indigenous sources and is subject to change.

  • 14
    14. Excess MIC

    If your usage goes above your maximum import capacity, an additional charge will be applied.

  • 15
    15. Section 58 electricity tax

    The electricity tax was introduced in 2008 and is levied on all electricity supplied to businesses on a per MWh basis. It's subject to change each year.

Still have a question on your electricity bill?
  • I've misplaced my last bill. How do I get another copy?
  • Why not login or register for an online account where you can view your bills easily whenever you want. Alternatively, just give us a call on 01 611 01 66 or 1850 405 804 .
  • I would like to understand how my bill is calculated.
  • For more information on how your bill is calculated visit our help and questions.
  • I have a query on my bill.
  • If your question isn't answered on this page, please try our main medium business help and questions section.
Small Bill
Bills for Fuel Variation Tariff price plans

Bill frequency

If you're a Fuel Variation Tariff (FVT) customer, you'll receive your bill monthly.

Estimated bills

Your meter is read manually on a monthly basis. However if Gas Networks Ireland are unable to gain access to your meter then your bill will be based on an estimate based on your previous consumption. Find out how to submit a meter reading.

Still have a question on your gas bill?
  • I've misplaced my last bill. How do I get another copy?
  • Why not login or register for an online account where you can view your bills easily whenever you want. Alternatively, just give us a call on 01 611 01 66 or 1850 405 804 .
  • I would like to understand how my bill is calculated.
  • For more information on how your bill is calculated visit our help and questions.
  • I have a query on my bill.
  • If your question isn't answered on this page, please try our main medium business help and questions section.
 
Or call us on 01 611 01 66 or 1850 405 804

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