Gas & Electricity

What is a MPRN?

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Image Mark Whelan
Staff Writer

A meter point reference number (MPRN) is a unique 11-digit number which indicates the exact location of a property’s connection to Ireland’s electricity network. Every connection and meter has its own MPRN, which is managed by ESB Networks. MPRNs are listed on all electricity bills and must be quoted when switching supplier.

Why do I need to know my MPRN?

You have to provide your MPRN in order to switch electricity supplier.

Electricity suppliers need this number to determine the point on the national electricity network to which your property is connected. So, the number is needed to provide the electricity to your house.

How do I find my MPRN?

Your MPRN is printed on your electricity bill. The numbers are located in different sections of the relevant bills, depending on the supplier, but will always be clearly labelled as 'MPRN' and will looks something like 10009998888.

I recently moved, what’s my MPRN?

If you recently moved into a new apartment or house and don’t have any previous bills, you should ask your landlord or the previous occupiers for an old bill to get your new home’s MPRN.

It’s important to note that your MPRN is attached to the location of your home, not to your supplier or yourself. So, every time you move, you’ll need to find out what your new code is. Also, whenever you change supplier, your MPRN stays the same.

A last resort for getting your MPRN is to call ESB Networks on 1850 372 757 and request it. This is also the best way to find your numbers if you’re moving into a brand new house that has just been built.

You're ready to switch and save!

Once you have your MPRN, you’re ready to switch electricity supplier. Just give our Dublin-based customer service team a call on 01 256 0500 and we’ll make the switch for you. Alternatively, you can do it yourself quickly and easily online. Happy saving!