Works begins on NIE meters in Ballymena

Kyle Stewart from MDE Contractors with NIE's David Bell at the launch of the meter replacement project.  Contractors MDE will replace meters in the Ballymena area over the next two years. (Submitted Picture).
Kyle Stewart from MDE Contractors with NIE's David Bell at the launch of the meter replacement project. Contractors MDE will replace meters in the Ballymena area over the next two years. (Submitted Picture).

Work on the replacement of NIE meters in the Ballymena area will begin before the end of June.

Gerard Magee, Head of NIE Market Operations, says the project will update older meters across the country.

He said: “This will involve replacement of electricity meters in around 25% of homes and small businesses across the country by September 2017. Any meter which has reached the end of its recommended lifecycle will be replaced to 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, and contractors working on behalf of NIE will contact customers directly to make appointments to replace the meters involved.”

Gerard adds: “If your meter is due for replacement and is inside your property, you will be contacted by one of our contractors to arrange access for their electrician to replace the meter. We would greatly appreciate the assistance of customers in facilitating this important work. These contractors are working for NIE and will carry identification. Customers should always ask for identification before giving access to their home.”