Standard Mechanical Meter 24-Hour

The most commonly used meter throughout Ireland is the Standard Meter. They have one row of numbers that clearly indicate your reading. 


How to take a Meter Read


  1. Locate the row of numbers on your meter.
  2. Record the numbers in each row from left to right and include any zeros.
  3. Disregard any numbers at the end in red or after the decimal point.


The reading for the sample meter above would be 02458.

Standard Day Meter & Night Saver Meter

If you have two-meter readings in your home, you will need to submit both readings to have an accurate bill. The first reading will calculate the charges during the day, and the other is for night times.


You can identify the difference by the following marks next to each reading:


  • Day / Night 
  • 1 / 2 
  • I / II 


*the latter referring to the night read.


Night charges apply within the following timeframe:

  • Winter Period:
    • 11 pm to 8 am 
    • Commencing in late October till late March
  • Summer Period
    • 12 am to 9 am 
    • Commencing in late March till late October

How to take a Meter Read

  1. Locate the two rows of numbers on your meter.

  2. Record the numbers in each row from left to right and include any zeros.

  3. Disregard any numbers at the end in red.


The sample readings above would read as follows:

  • The day read would be 10421
  • The night read would be 03210


Digital Meter

How to take a Meter Read


  1. Press the button on your digital meter to activate the display.
  2. Record the first five numbers from left to right and make sure to include any zeros. Ignore anything that comes after the decimal point or comma.


The reading for the sample meter above would be 06314.


Smart Meter


Smarts meters have already started being rolled out and will eventually replace all other meter types. Smart meters will remove manual meter readings, thus eliminating estimated bills and improving the accuracy of your bi-monthly statements.


  • The display on your smart meter will always show your current meter read. The numbers before the "kWh" indicate your meter reading.