Meter Reading Policy

ESB Networks and Meter Reading

ESB Networks is responsible for the electricity meters in every home and business in Ireland. We read every type of meter including mechanical, electronic and Pay As You Go.

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FAQ Meter reading

Quarter Hourly Meter Reading 

For larger commercial and industrial consumers, Quarter Hourly (QH) metering is used.  These meters record the electricity consumption for each 15 minute period during the day.

This information is not available on the meter display.  Instead the meter displays a cumulative total of daily and nightly consumption.  We read all QH meters via a remote connection.  After validation, these readings are passed to your supplier.

If we have a problem reading a meter, one of our technicians will visit your site to resolve the issue.  He/she may also collect the readings manually if necessary.

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