ESB Networks provides meter readings to electricity suppliers for the RoI retail electricity market. For non-quarter hourly non-maximum demand meter points, actual or estimated readings are provided 6 times a year for each meter point. In cases where access is not possible an estimated meter reading is provided.
The estimate is produced using an industry standard estimated algorithm provided in the SAP ISU software. The estimation algorithm uses the consumption history for the meter point, and the profile for the meter point to produce the estimate. The production of estimates is governed by ‘Estimation of Non-Quarter Hourly Meter Readings’ a briefing document within the approved retail market design.