This section will provide energy related guidance for schools and EA sites.

More guidance will be available in due course. Please check back regularly. 

Electricity Guidance

Guidance on how to read your electricity meter

The EA are drawing your attention to the importance of submitting your monthly Electricity Meter Read directly to Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIE).

For educational settings with a Non Half-Hourly (NHH) electricity meter, these must be manually read and submitted each month. Your electricity bill is calculated based on your submitted meter read.  If a monthly meter read is not submitted then your bill will be calculated based on estimated consumption, which can result in significant over or undercharging. 

Guidance on how to take an accurate meter reading, depending on the type of meter in your educational setting is available below.

You will need the following information when submitting your meter reading:

  • The postcode that NIE associate with your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN); and
  • Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN), this is a unique 11-digit number which relates to the Electricity supply going into your property. It is unique to individual premises and the first 2 digits are always 81.

Submitting your meter reading is a quick and easy process and you can use the link below.

NI Electricity - Submit Your Meter Reading

Contact information

If you require any further support in relation to your NHH meter reading please contact NIE at or telephone 03456 093 030.

Last updated: 19/10/2023