NIE Networks (NIE) is responsible for reading your electricity meter and will visit your home four times per year to do this. If they can’t get access to your meter, they’ll leave you a card to take your own reading.
If you pay your electricity bill by direct debit or quarterly credit or cash, you can also submit quarterly readings to your supplier to make sure your bill is accurate. Suppliers can set up a text or email alert to remind you to provide a reading.
If you’ve a prepayment/pay as you go meter you don’t need to submit readings to your supplier as you’re paying and using as you need. You can see how much electricity you’re using on your meter. NIE Networks will continue to check your meter to make sure the equipment is safe and check that it's giving accurate, up to date information.
NIE Networks provides guidance based on your meter type and advise if you’re not sure on how to read your meter.