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What benefit will I get from a smart meter?

When smart meters are fully operational, you will have a choice to be provided with more accurate information about energy usage across the day to allow you to better manage your bills with greater accuracy than at present. This information can also help you to make more informed choices about your consumption and tariff.

Currently, your electricity meter is manually read by ESB Networks up to four times per year. Smart Meters are able to automatically send your meter readings to ESB Networks. So with smart meters, there will be no need for estimated bills.

We anticipate that by 2021, new products and services will enable you to shift some of your consumption to off peak times of the day when electricity is cheaper.

For more information on smart meters and smarter services go to the Electric Ireland Smart Meters page.

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