The electricity industry is undergoing unprecedented change and how electricity is produced and consumed is fundamentally altering.
ESB Networks is delivering a sustainable, affordable and reliable electricity system for Ireland that connects and accommodates far higher levels of renewable generation and enables electrification, so that clean electricity can displace carbon from heat, transport and the economy.
The National Smart Metering Programme was established by the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) and is the delivery plan for the roll out of smart meters across Ireland.
ESB Networks has been tasked with the delivery of the programme, which involves upgrading all of Ireland’s electricity meters to smart meters. Smart meters will support Ireland's transition to a low carbon future by enabling the development of smart
grids, and supporting the electrification of heat and transport, local renewable generation and micro-generation.
Electricity supply companies have begun to offer new smart products and services, which enables homes and businesses to shift some of their consumption to times of the day when electricity is cheaper. More information here.