Bord Gáis Energy Smart Plans

If you’ve a smart meter, we’ve a smart plan.

Smart meters are being rolled out by ESB Networks in homes and businesses across Ireland. They are the next generation of digital electricity meters that are replacing traditional meters across the country.

The smart meter roll out has started in parts of Dublin, Cork, Laois, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow and it will continue on a phased area by area basis, installing 500,000 meters a year, until 2024.

When your smart meter is installed, you will have access to more detailed information about your energy usage and, whether you are a current customer or not, Bord Gáis Energy can provide you with a greater choice of smart plans to suit your lifestyle.

One of the great benefits of having a smart meter installed is that you now have more control over your energy use.

Signing up to a smart plan gives you the flexibility to use your electricity at times when it costs you less. Our range of smart plans will enable you to monitor your daily usage and pinpoint when you use electricity most. Offering different energy prices for different times of the day or week, to suit various lifestyles, allows you more choice and control.

We split your energy into 3 time bands, Day, Night and Peak, meaning you can do more at a time when it costs less.


Free Time Saturday or Free Time Sunday Plans

Our Free Time Saturday or Free Time Sunday smart plans offer customers, who have a smart meter installed, free electricity between 9am and 5pm at weekends.

Customers on this smart plan can choose if they want to be billed monthly or bi-monthly and can pick the day of the month they want to be billed.

You will also get detailed information on your energy usage and will have the ability to set spend goals. 

Choose which day suits you best:

Free Time Saturday

Or

Free Time Sunday

Benefits of our smart plans

The ability to monitor daily usage and being more conscious of using electricity at times when it costs less, aren’t the only benefits of a smart plan. Other benefits include:

No more estimated bills

With a smart meter, detailed electricity reads will be sent accurately and automatically. This means you no longer have to read your meter or worry about estimated bills.

Flexible billing options

You can decide when and how often you receive your electricity bill, and a payment day that suits you best.

Lower carbon footprint

Using less energy means you will be lowering your carbon footprint and doing your bit to help the environment.

Graphs, smart bills and tools for setting spend goals

Customers, with a smart meter installed, who are on a smart plan will have the ability to set goals for how much they would like to spend on energy. Usage graphs will be available to you for easy analysis of your energy usage and will show specific days, weeks and months of the year so you can see where the most energy is being used.

Smart bills will also be available which will give customers access to

  • Key information up front
  • A graph to compare your usage year-on-year
  • The time bands associated with your consumption
  • Helpful hints and tips to manage your electricity

Bord Gáis Energy’s new smart bill will provide you with key information upfront, a graph comparing your energy usage month-on-month year-on-year, and helpful hints and tips to help manage your electricity.

Learn more about the Smart plans we have available

Our Smart Plans

Benefits of a smart plan

  • No more estimated bills
  • Lower electricity bills
  • Flexible billing options
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Understand your energy usage better


See your options

What smart energy plans are available for customers with a Smart Meter?

We have a range of smart plans for you to choose from, this will also depend on the type of meter you have;

This Time of Use Tariff splits your electricity into three time bands - Day (8am to 11pm);  Night (11pm to 8am) and Peak (5pm to 7pm). Each time period has its own price for the electricity, meaning you can do more at the time that costs less. You will be billed every 2 months. Your smart meter data will be collected every two months.

You can sign up to this plan online.

Standard Smart (SST) Tariff Terms and Conditions

This Time of Use Tariff is split into three time bands – Day (8am to 11pm), Night (11pm to 8am) & Peak (5pm to 6pm). Each time period has its own price for electricity meaning you can do more at the time that costs less. You can choose if you want to be billed monthly or bi monthly and can pick the day of the month you want to be billed. Your smart meter data will be collected Half Hourly.

You can sign up to this plan online.

Smart Time of Use (ToU) Tariff Terms and Conditions

This Time of Use Tariff is split into time bands - Day (8am to 11pm);  Night (11pm to 8am), Peak (5pm to 7pm) and “free time”. Each time period has its own price for electricity meaning you can do more at the time that costs less. Free time can be either Saturday or Sunday between 9am to 5pm – you can choose the day when you sign-up. You can choose if you want to be billed monthly or bi-monthly and can pick the day of the month you want to be billed. Your smart meter data will be collected Half Hourly.

You can sign up to this plan online.

Free Time Saturday or Free Time Sunday Tariff Terms and Conditions

This Tariff is split into time bands -  Day (8am to 11pm);  Night (11pm to 8am), Peak (5pm to 7pm) and  Weekends (Saturday 8am to Monday 8am). Each time period has its own price for electricity meaning you can do more at the time that costs less. This Tariff gives customers a night rate all Weekend. This tariff can have different prices for summer and winter (currently the prices are the same). You can choose if you want to be billed monthly or bi-monthly and can pick the day of the month you want to be billed. Your smart meter data will be collected Half Hourly.

This Discount Weekend Tariff will be available by contacting our contact centre on 01 611 01 04

Discount Weekend Tariff Terms and Conditions


See all of our smart plans

Smart Plans

You will need to have your MPRN to hand, as we will need to verify that you have a smart meter and that it has a suitable connection level for the type of price plan you want to choose. You can find your MPRN on your latest energy bill.

Why should you choose Bord Gáis Energy for your smart plan? 

Smart homes and smart energy are the future, and Bord Gáis Energy is committed to bringing the most innovative plans and products to help customers have a smooth transition to smarter energy. 

With over 35 years’ experience, our smart plans are the most innovative and cost-effective plans to date helping Ireland smarten up on energy. 

Interested in a smart meter tariff but still have some questions?

Lets see if we can help

To avail of a smart plan, you will first need to have a smart meter installed. Once you have a smart meter installed, you can sign up to one of our smart plans.  You will need to have your MPRN to hand, as we will need to verify that you have a smart meter and that it has a suitable connection level for the type of price plan you want to choose. 

If you are a new customer signing up to one of our smart plans, the process takes up to 14 days. Once  successfully completed, you’ll receive our Welcome Pack.

If you are an existing customer changing your tariff over to a smart tariff, the process takes up to 14 days. Once it is successfully completed, you’ll receive our Welcome Pack.

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