A Smart meter works by communicating with you and us, your energy Supplier, giving accurate information on actual energy usage across each day. This means that customers have access to much more information about their energy usage. This also enables electricity Suppliers to provide a greater choice of tariffs and services which was not previously possible using the old meters.
Smart meters were introduced to the electricity market in Ireland in 2019. Smart meters are being installed in customers' homes and premises on a phased basis which will complete by around 2025. There is no charge for the installation of a Smart meter.
When fully operational, smart meters have the potential to bring benefits to the consumer, the environment and the economy. With Smart meters, there will be a reduced need for estimated bills. Should you choose, you will be able to access more information about your consumption and opt for new types of tariff. Accurate information about energy usage across the day provides you with the potential to manage your bills with greater accuracy.