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Can I view my bill online?

You can view your bill online and access lots of other benefits (including savings of up to £60* per year) by registering for our paperless billing service Energy Online.

Activating Energy Online

To activate an Energy Online account you’ll need:

  • Your Power NI account number
  • A valid email address

*Energy Online customers with Monthly Direct Debit  get 4% discount off the Power NI standard rate, up to £10 per quarter equivalent to £40 per year and will receive a further 2% off the Power NI standard rate, up to £5 per quarter equivalent to £20 per year. The maximum discount would be obtained by a customer spending £250 each quarter on electricity. Power NI standard rate is 16.82p kWh Ex.Vat / 17.66p kWh Inc. Vat. 

*Energy Online customers with quarterly  Direct Debit  get 2.5% discount off the Power NI standard rate, up to £6.50 per quarter equivalent to £26 per year and will receive a further 2% off the Power NI standard rate, up to £5 per quarter equivalent to £20 per year. The maximum discount would be obtained by a customer spending £250 each quarter on electricity. Power NI standard rate is 16.82p kWh Ex.Vat / 17.66p kWh Inc. Vat.

*Credit metered customers paying standard unit rate, will receive 2% discount off the Power NI standard rate, up to £5 per quarter equivalent to £20 per year, by activating an Energy Online account. The maximum discount would be obtained by a customer spending £250 each quarter on electricity. Power NI standard rate is 16.82p kWh Ex.Vat / 17.66p kWh Inc. Vat.

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A separate company, Northern Ireland Electricity Networks provides the services for meter reading. If you miss the meter reader you can submit your meter reading online, provided that it's only been a day or two since they called.

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Read our instructions below on how to read common meters including, standard, keypad and clock.

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What are the options for paying my bill?

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When do I have to pay my bill?

The 'payment due date' is indicated on the top of the bill. This is generally 14 days after the bill is produced.

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Can I get a refund?

To request a refund please give us a call on 03457 455 455 and we will review your account. Before your call take a note of your meter reading and preferably a picture, as we will use this to ensure that your account calculations are correct. If you pay by monthly Direct Debit your account will sometimes be in credit if you've used less energy than your monthly payment amount. This usually balances out in months where you use more energy.

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If your bill is based an estimated reading the letter ‘E’ will be shown beside the meter reading on page 2 of your bill.

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