Where possible, a smart meter is required to avail of microgeneration payments. Smart meters can measure the profile of demand at your business and thereby allow you to maximise your self-consumption. Smart meters can also measure the export of microgeneration installations to facilitate access to remuneration for residual electricity exported to the grid.
If you have a microgenerator installed, such as solar PV, ESB Networks will submit a connection form on your behalf. This form will inform us at Electric Ireland that you have a registered microgeneration device and ESB Networks will install a smart meter for you if you do not already have one.
If, for any reason, you cannot have a smart meter installed in your business, you will receive estimated payments based on the size of your installed microgeneration device.