Reading Your Meter
Types of electricity meters
There are four main types of electricity meters in use;
- Mechanical revolving disc meters
- Electronic meters
- Pay as You Go meters
- Smart Meters
Find your meter below to quickly learn how to read it:
Using digital technology, smart meters record your usage and will be read automatically from 2021
24-Hour Mechanical Meter
Mechanical meters has a revolving disc with one row of numbers. Wattless Meters differ, using the letters kVArh.
Domestic Electronic Meter
Your electronic meter has an electronic register with one electronic meter display capable of scrolling through multiple readings.
Pay As You Go Meter
ESB Networks installs these meters for customers when requested by their respective electricity suppliers.
Day & Night Mechanical Meter
This meter has a revolving disc with two rows of numbers, the top line is the day reading and the bottom line is the night reading. In this image the readings are 31684 day and 70033 night.