NIE Networks starts Mid Ulster work during bid to replace 200,000 meters

Kirk McGregor from ROL Testing with Cormac McCamphill, NIE Networks
Kirk McGregor from ROL Testing with Cormac McCamphill, NIE Networks

Northern Ireland Electricity Networks (NIE Networks) is carrying out a major metering programme in Mid Ulster in the coming months.

Responsible for the fitting and maintenance of all electricity meters in Northern Ireland, NIE also reads the meters on behalf of electricity supply companies who in turn use the information to bill customers.

The company’s contractors have now been tasked with replacing over 200,000 electricity meters across the country.

Three main contractors, ROL Testing, MD Electrical and KJM Electrical have been hired to carry out this work.

KJM Electrical is working within Greater Belfast, while ROL Testing and MD Electrical are replacing keypad and credit meters in Mid Ulster and its surrounding areas.

Cormac McCamphill, Metering Projects Manager at NIE Networks, said: “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.”