NIE to change meters in Banbridge homes

Kirk McGregor from ROL Testing one of the electricians carrying out NIE Networks meter replacement programme
Kirk McGregor from ROL Testing one of the electricians carrying out NIE Networks meter replacement programme
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Northern Ireland Electricity Networks is carrying out a major metering programme in Banbridge in the coming months as the company’s contractors continue to replace over 200,000 electricity meters across the country.

NIE Networks is responsible for the fitting, maintenance and reading of all electricity meters in Northern Ireland.

As part of the meter replacement programme, NIE Networks has appointed three main contractors - KJM Electrical is working within the Greater Belfast area and ROL Testing and MD Electrical are replacing keypad and credit meters in Banbridge area.

Cormac McCamphill, Metering Projects Manager at NIE Networks, says the project will update older meters across the country.

“We began this project last summer and have replaced over 80,000 meters so far,” he said. “By the end of 2017, we will aim to have replaced meters in around 25% of homes and small businesses across the country.

“This project will replace any meter which has reached the end of its recommended lifecycle. This will ensure that customers continue to receive accurate information on their electricity usage.

“We are able to identify from our records which meters are due for replacement. If your meter is due for replacement and is inside your property, you will be contacted by one of our contractors to arrange access.

“This will take around 20 minutes and we would greatly appreciate the assistance of customers in facilitating this. We would ask all our customers to ask for identification before giving access to your home.”

For more information visit nienetworks.co.uk.