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 Meter Rollout Programme is working to replace single phase meters for customers of up to 16KVA. 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. For more information on this, please see CRU’s website at this link.
ESB Networks DAC are not responsible for the purchase or sale of any electricity. As such we advise customers to contact their electricity supplier to obtain information on the range of price plans available for customers with smart meters.