Where a change of meter is required in order to measure export, the meter will be scheduled for replacement under the current phased Smart Metering Rollout Programme.
Currently the Smart Metering Rollout Programme is working to replace standard single phase domestic 24-hr meters (MCC01). Under the current rules announced by the CRU if you are eligible to receive a smart meter during this phase of the rollout, then you will need a smart meter to be paid for export. Where customers are eligible to have a smart meter installed, ESB Networks will endeavour to install a smart meter within four months of the completion of a valid Mini-Generation NC7 application process. ESB Networks will be in contact in advance of your smart meter exchange. For more information on the Smart Metering Rollout Programme please see this link.
If you are not eligible to receive a smart meter during this phase of the rollout, then CRU has outlined that you may be paid based on a deemed export calculation until such time as a suitable smart meter is available for your connection type and installed as part of the phased Smart Metering Rollout Programme. Details of this calculation will be announced by the CRU in due course.
For more information on how and when customers can expect to get paid for export and the metering requirements, please see CRU’s website at this link.