COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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Electric Ireland wants to help our 1.1 million customers as much as possible given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. We have extended our disconnection moratorium, thereby protecting customers that may experience financial hardship and uncertainty during Level 5 restrictions. This disconnection moratorium will be extended for residential customers and the vast majority* of business customers until 30th of June 2021.

*except where a business is currently trading and failing to address aged debt


In a message to our customers, Marguerite Sayers, Executive Director, Electric Ireland says:

"At Electric Ireland we have a rigorous engagement process in place with our customers who are experiencing financial difficulties. We are acutely aware of the challenges that some customers will experience now with the continuation of Level restrictions. We want to ensure those customers will be protected and have peace of mind as we all deal with the challenges of on-going restrictions. The extension of our disconnection moratorium, which commenced last October for our customers means those most at risk can rest assured, they will continue to have the comfort they need at this difficult time, uninterrupted energy supply until the end of June. We also hope this will allow our customers that little bit of extra time to get back on their feet as restrictions start to ease."

How we are helping our customers

Customers in difficulty
We know that many of our customers may experience financial difficulties and uncertainty at this time. If you, or someone you know, is concerned about paying a bill, we ask that you contact us at an early stage and we will work together to reach a solution or call us at please call us at 1800 50 40 21.

Pay As You Go Customers
We are offering medically-vulnerable customers, who are on a Pay As You Go plan, the option to change to a credit system, to help ensure their energy supply remains unaffected.

For PAYG electricity customers, there are many ways to purchase credit and they are largely unaffected by the current crisis. However, if you are a PAYG Electricity or a PAYG Gas customer having difficulties, please contact us and we will do our best to provide you with practical support.

Gas Boiler Repairs
Electric Ireland is continuing to provide emergency services for Gas Boiler repairs. If your Gas Boiler is out of order in any way and you have no heat please contact 1800 372 333 and we will be happy to organise a call out from our Gas Boiler service team.

Meter Reading
ESB Networks will read meters located both indoors and outdoors under Level 1 and level 2 restrictions. However, ESB Networks will only read meters located outdoors under level 3 to level 5 restrictions. During this time, we will estimate customers' usage. Alternatively, customers can submit their meter reading by phone or through Your Online Account to ensure accuracy.

As you know, the coronavirus situation is still evolving rapidly, so at Electric Ireland we will continue to review the best course of action on a daily basis, with customer care and support at the heart of our decisions. We are working hard to minimise disruption at this difficult time and thank you very much for your co-operation and patience.

Residential Customer Services (ROI)

It’s business as usual at Electric Ireland and we want to reassure you that our customer care team and online services are operating as normal. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will keep you up to date on our plans as they develop.

If you have any questions at this time, visit our comprehensive Help Centre where you may find the answers you are looking for or alternatively contact us.

Online Services for ROI Residential Customers

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Frequently Asked Questions

ROI Residential Customers

PAYG Customers

1. Will my electricity or gas be disconnected?

No, Electric Ireland have extended their disconnection moratorium for its residential customers and the vast majority* of business customers until 30th of June 2021. Thereby protecting all customers that may experience financial hardship and uncertainty during the level 5 restrictions. Read more here.

*except where a business is currently trading and failing to address aged debt

2. How to top up my PAYG Gas meter?

We want to ensure that you will have the gas you need for your heating and cooking requirements. That’s why we’d like to remind you to make sure your Gas meter is adequately topped up. You can do this by buying credit in a Post Office or any shop or garage which displays the PostPoint or Payzone logos. Unfortunately, it is not possible for any Gas Pay As You Go Meter customers (regardless of supplier) to top up online or through a call centre. Please visit Payzone.ie, PostPoint.ie or AnPost.ie for a list of your nearest stores and opening times.

3. How to top up my PAYG Electricity meter?

There are multiple ways to top up your Electricity PAYG meter including online, by text or over the counter, to see our help page for all top up options for PAYG Electricity.

4. What is “Emergency Credit”?

Think of emergency credit as an IOU. If you don’t have time to top up before your credit runs out, we’ll offer you €10 emergency credit when your meter goes below €3. This will give you more time to buy a top up. More information including details on "credit friendly hours" is available in our online help centre.

Billpay Customers

1. How and when to submit meter reading?

Please submit meter reading within three working days of receiving an estimated bill electricity or gas bill if the actual reading is not in line with the estimated reading on your bill. You can submit your meter reading in Your Account Online.

2. How can I view and download my bills online?

Your bills for the past two years are available to download at anytime in Your Account Online.

3. What to I do if I have no power?

If you have no power you can check for updates on the fault is expected to be repaired at PowerCheck.ie or on the ESB PowerCheck App for iPhone or Android devices. If your fault is not logged on PowerCheck you can report it on ESB Networks website.

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Business Customer Services (ROI)

It’s business as usual at Electric Ireland and we want to reassure you that our customer care team and online services are operating as normal. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will keep you up to date on our plans as they develop.

Our customer service centre will be operating during normal business hours, in line with HSE and WHO recommendations. We apologise for any small delays you may experience. Our call centre will remain open and you can contact us on 1800 372 787 from 9am to 5:30pm.

Online Services for ROI Business Customers

Our online self-service platform, Business Online, will remain fully operational and we encourage all customers to register/login to get access to the full suite of account management tools. Please visit our comprehensive help section, where you will find guides for using Business Online and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ROI Business Customers

1. Will my electricity or gas be disconnected?

No, Electric Ireland have extended their disconnection moratorium for its residential customers and the vast majority* of business customers until 30th of June 2021. Thereby protecting all customers that may experience financial hardship and uncertainty during the level 5 restrictions.

*except where a business is currently trading and failing to address aged debt

2. Can I view my business bills online?

Yes, you can view bills for up to seven years in Business Online. Additionally, you can make card payments, submit meter readings and view detailed consumption reports. If you have not registered for Business Online, you can do so here.

3. Can I pay my business bills in equal monthly instalments?

Yes, with Equaliser payment option, you can setup a monthly equal monthly payments. Learn more about Business Equaliser.

4. What are your opening hours and how do I contact you?

To see our opening hours and contact methods please see our business contact page.

5. How does this effect the management of my flexible electricity and gas contract?

We encourage you to self-serve where possible with Flexible Product Manager which is available via Business online. Our trading service will be available during business hours as normal however our trading desk will only respond to customer queries via email gastrades@esb.ie until further notice.

6. My bill seems higher than normal, what should I do?

Your bill may be based on an estimated reading or there may be other factors involved. Read more about the potential reasons in our online help centre.

7. What is the Demand Charge and how is it calculated?

Heat PuA Demand Charge applies to large businesses on the Low Voltage Maximum Demand price plan. The charge relates to each unit of electricity used during the hours of 17:00-19:00 Monday to Friday during the Winter months: (1st November – End of February, inclusive). Read more information about this charge and how it works in our online help centre.

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If you are a Residential or Business customer in Northern Ireland, please visit our dedicated Northern Ireland website