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Smarter Pay As You Go

New and existing customers can avail of our free professional install plus free sign up credit (€175 for new customers and €60 free credit for existing customers).

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  • No More Bills – no more surprises, the Smarter Pay As You Go meter puts you in total control by allowing you to prepay your electricity
  • With Smarter Pay As You Go you can track your electricity usage and spend from your monitor. You can also text to check your balance– be in total control
  • Energy Efficiency – benefit your pocket and the environment, you can also use your monitor to check your carbon emissions
Couple checking energy usage and spend
Woman topping up online

Easy Top Up Options

Top up in a way that best suits your needs.

No need to input long codes into the meter as the top up goes directly to the Smarter Pay As You Go meter no matter what top up option you choose.
  • Top up quickly and conveniently online
    • Register online and you can also avail of automatic and scheduled top ups
  • Top up by text
  • Top up over the counter – using your Smarter Pay As You Go Card at any Payzone or PayPoint outlet
  • Top up via our Electric Ireland Pay As You Go app available on iOS and Android
Find out more about Smarter Pay As You Go top up options

You Ask, We Answer

1. Do I need to contact my old supplier (previously on Pay As You Go)?

From the day you sign up with Electric Ireland your electricity will be supplied by us. However you need to contact your previous supplier to obtain a 60 digit deactivation code to deactivate your previous prepayment device. This is to ensure that you will no-longer top up with the incorrect supplier. This deactivation code will become available after 5 days from your sign up date, please contact your old supplier and request this code. Any credit remaining on your old meter should be refunded by your old supplier. Any payments made to your old supplier after the supply switches to Electric Ireland are entitled to be refunded also.

2. Do I need to contact my old supplier (previously on bill pay)?

No you do not need to contact your old supplier, sit back and relax we will take it from here. We will notify your old supplier that you have switched. You will be an Electric Ireland customer from the day you sign up. The electricity you use from the day you sign up to the day your meter is installed will be added to the meter and recovered using 25% of your top ups. Please ignore any bills you receive for this amount. This is simply to let you know the value that has been added to your meter.

3. What about my electricity allowance from the Department of Social Protection?

We will also sort this in the background. The allowance will be issued every 2 months as normal and will be added directly as credit to your meter. The In Home Monitor will notify you when it has been added.

4. Am I eligible for a Smarter Pay As You Go Meter?

To have a Smarter Pay As You Go meter installed in your home - the qualifying criteria are:

  • No more than one electricity meter installed in your property, i.e. No Night Storage Heater (NSH) Meter installed
  • No medical equipment reliant on electricity
  • Vending facilities: proximity to outlet and/or access to online or text top ups
  • Somebody over the age of 18 needs to be in the property on the day of installation
5. Sounds great, how much does Smarter Pay As You Go cost?

There is a 29c daily service charge for the Smarter Pay As You Go meter. For this daily rate you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of the Smarter Pay As You Go meter like setting daily spending limits, topping up via our app and much more.

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