stop do not fit a smart meterSMART METERS  ARE NOT MANDATORY.


The Smart Meter Program is being carried out by Gas Networks Ireland and ESB Networks Ireland, and overseen by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.

Place a sign on your meter cabinet, your gate, front door or window refusing implied consent to installation of a smart meter. You can download  signs here, courtesy of StopSmartMetersUK

ESB Kamstrup
ESB Smart Meter


ESB have announced they will start installing Smart Meters in autumn 2019.  They will replace older meters first.

To opt-out ring  on 021 2386555 or 1850 372 757 and tell them you do not want a smart meter.  You will need to give your MPRN (meter number found on bill).

Follow up with an email to esbnetworks@esb.ie asking for confirmation.  We advise that you also send a Notice of Non-Consent.


Gas Networks have been replacing meters in the last few years.  If you have recently had a new gas meter or replacement, then it is likely that this a “smart ready” meter which will require the addition of a wireless communications device in the future to upgrade it to a smart meter. If you do not want this, contact them to say you do not want an upgrade and send a Notice of Non-Consent.  

NON-CONSENT ELEC PDF or Smart Meter Refusal Template pdf

Mr Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB Networks Ireland Headquarters, 27 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 AND

CEO of your Electricity  Utility Company (eg Electric Ireland, Energia, Bord Gais etc)


NON-CONSENT GAS PDF or Smart Meter Refusal Template pdf

CEO, Gas Networks Ireland Headquarters, PO Box 51, Gasworks Road, Cork, T12 RX96  AND

Chief Executive of your Gas Utility Company  (eg, Bord Gais, Flogas, Electric Ireland, Energia, etc)

You  may also want to send a Notice of Non-Consent to: ComReg.ie

Commissioner in Charge, Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Smart Metering Team, The Exchange, Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 24


Contact your local TDs and councillors.  Inform neighbours, friends, family and local residents association. Even if you do not have a smart meter, you can still be affected by radiation and dirty electricity from your neighbours’ meters.

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