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How do I submit an export reading?

You need to submit your meter reading via your Microgen Online account by clicking here You will need your email address and password to log into your Microgen online account.

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What does the T and R reading stand for?

If your import/export meter is scrolling between a T and an R reading, T stands for Total Units Imported and R stands for Returned units - the units exported back to the grid.

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Common problems with export readings

Here are some common problems with export readings which could be why your export reading has not been accepted by Power NI: The wrong meter has been read. Learn how to read the correct meter by viewing our guide or watching our video, the wrong register on the meter has been read. To learn how to ...

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Which meter do I read for export?

You should have two meters: one which was installed by NIE (the import export meter) and another (generation or ROC meter) which was fitted when your renewable generator was installed. The export reading is taken from the NIE meter, NOT the generation meter. To learn how to read your NIE import/expo...

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What do I need to do if I change my bank account or any contact details?

Please email renewable@powerni.co.uk to let us know if any of your details have changed.

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Why aren't my bills lower if I have solar panels?

You should notice a reduction in your electricity bills if you can use the electricity while your solar panels are generating i.e. during daylight hours.

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When can I expect to receive my export payment?

Export payments are processed towards the end of October/early November and statements confirming the export payments will be available via your Microgen Online account once payment is processed. You will be notified via email when your statement is ready to view.

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My import/export meter hasn't been installed. Who do I contact?

Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) is responsible for installing import/export meters and if you would like further information on this please call their helpline on 03457 643 643.

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When do ROC and export prices change?

The tariff year runs from 1October to 30 September each year, with ROC and export prices changin on an annual basis. Prices are approved by the Utility Regulator and are subject to fluctuation each year due to market factors.

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