One million smart meters now installed in Ireland

At ESB Networks, we have been connecting customers to Ireland’s power network for the past 95 years. As part of the National Smart Metering Programme, we are continuing to install smart electricity meters across county Westmeath.

The upgrade to smart meters will bring many benefits to customers, the environment, and the economy, and is a key enabler of the Government’s Climate Action Plan, specifically regarding microgeneration and the electrification of heat and transport. To date, over one million smart meters have been installed nationwide including circa 14,000 in county Westmeath.

Smart meters are putting customers in control of their energy usage and giving them the opportunity to: access more accurate bills; sign up to smart services and tariffs from their supplier, and they will shortly be able to access details of their electricity consumption from a new ESB Networks Customer Portal.

As the programme progresses, further new customer services will be made available, supporting our transition to a clean electric future, driven by renewable energy.

With 10,000 meters being installed every week, the programme is on track to have every home, farm and business using smart meters by the end of 2024. The work has been carried out on a phased area-by-area basis and a detailed rollout plan is in place.

The programme is being delivered in partnership with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) and other industry stakeholders.