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Accurate bills. Every bill.

Your smart meter sends usage data accurately and automatically, so you can say goodbye to estimated bills and submitting meter readings.

Home Electric+ plans unlock even more data to give you advanced insights about your electricity usage.

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Take control of your energy usage

All of our Home Electric+ plans come with advanced analytics in your online account. Here you can see detailed information about your usage to find out when you’re using the most electricity.

You can even see what appliances are using the most energy and discover ways to use less with personalised advice.

Find the perfect plan

As well as Home Electric+, we also have time-of-use plans that are cheaper when your home uses more energy.

If you are not sure which plan is right for you, we recommend you start with Home Electric+ plan as time-of-use plans are most suitable for those who can change their behaviour.

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Existing customers

Upgrade* to a Home Electric+ smart meter plan today via your online account

New Customers

Switch to a Home Electric+ smart meter plan today

*Electric Ireland Supersaver, Green, EV, Affinity or Energy Saver customers: Home Electric+ rates may vary from your current plan, please contact us to activate your Home Electric+ price plan. Equaliser customers will need to deactivate equaliser payments before switching to a smart meter product. Please contact us to discuss.



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Benefits of Home Electric+

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No more estimated meter reads

With a smart meter you no longer have to submit meter readings as your smart meter sends an automatic reading every half hour.

Appliance itemisation

Track energy usage and costs of appliances by category all around the house. We convert your usage data into useful insights and recommendations for you.

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Energy tips tailored to your usage

Based on your ongoing usage, you will receive personalised energy tips that will highlight where you could save more based on what you are doing.

Projected energy usage

See what your projected bill will be based on your current usage. With Home Electric+, the consumption and spending information is updated regularly.

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Similar Homes Comparison

Compare your electricity usage to other energy-efficient homes. You can compare usage across categories such as lighting, water heating and refrigeration.

Choose your billing date

Choose your preferred date that you would like to receive your bill on each month. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need a smart meter to sign up to Home Electric+?

Yes, you need to have a smart meter installed to sign up for a smart meter plan.

2. How do I sign up to a smart meter plan?

For existing customers, you can sign up through your online account here.
For new customers, you can sign up on our smart tariff page here.

3. Why do I need an online account to sign up to Home Electric+?

Smart meter customers need an online account to access your insights which are only accessible through the online insights tool. Signing up is easy.
Click here to create an online account today. You’ll need your account number and last 6 digits of your MPRN number (right-hand side of your bill).

4. Why do I have to opt in to providing my data?

Your smart meter will feed your usage data to our insights tool. We require your consent to share your half hourly data with us, in order for us to provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date insights.

5. What is a Time-of-use smart plan?

A time-of-use price plan charges different prices for electricity usage depending on the time of day. Typically, these price plans charge cheaper rates when electricity demand is at its lowest (e.g. night-time 11pm – 8am) and higher rates at peak times (e.g. weekdays 5-7pm) when demand is at its highest.
For example, customers can choose to use cheaper, greener electricity at night when demand is lower. If you are unable to change when you use electricity, time-of-use may not suit you.

6. Do I need a smart meter to avail of a Home Electric+ time-of-use plan?

Yes, you will need a smart meter to avail of a time-of-use plan.

7. Is a time-of-use plan more expensive?

You should only choose a time-of-use plan if you can change your behaviour to make to most of a time-of-use plan. For example, if you can move all your laundry to a Saturday when you get free electricity from 8 am to 11pm then Home Electric + weekender could save you money. If you are unable to change when you use electricity, TOU may not suit you.

8. When will I get my smart meter insights?

If you have signed up to an Electric Ireland Home Electric+ price plan, you will start to receive personalised electricity insights to help lower your bills and carbon footprint.

  • 2-3 days after signing up to a Home Electric+ plan (post cooling off period), you should see your electricity usage history within your Electric Ireland online account.
  • 4 months after signing up to a Home Electric+ plan, you should see the full range of electricity charts within your online account. This includes usage history, appliance itemisation, similar homes comparison, projected usage and electricity tips.
  • You’ll also receive regular emails to help you stay on track with your energy charges.
9. Why do I no longer see meter reads on my bill after having a smart meter installed?

When you sign up to a Home Electric+ product and agree to share your half hourly data your smart meter will automatically store 48 reads per day, due to the high volume of reads each individual read cannot be shown on your bill and because of this ESB Networks will only send your energy provider an amalgamated consumption data read, which is then reflected on your bill.

10. What is consumption data?

Consumption data is the usage data collected by your smart meter (measured in KWh) which enables more accurate energy reading and bills. Moving from a standard meter to a Home Electric+ product enables this information to become available to you. Your electricity flow is measured in half hourly intervals and is then sent to your energy provider, essentially removing the need for regular standard manual meter reads.

11. Where can I see my consumption data history?

As well as your consumption data being visible on your bill, you can also download your full consumption data (up to a maximum of 2 years) via your online account. To do this just log in and select ‘view your account’, then select the ‘Details’ tab on the home page, scroll down and select ‘Download your smart data’. This can be downloaded in a software friendly format including free options such as: online excel, google sheets, or if a desktop app is required, try open office for example.