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What happens to the electricity contract when MPRN number is cancelled

  • 07-01-2022 1:37pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4

    I may get rid of the meter in an old house, and cancel the MPRN number. What happens to the delivery contract when the MPRN does not exist anymore? Is this a early exit fee reason or is it just without any further expense?



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,278 ✭✭✭FishOnABike

    If you have a fixed term contract with an energy supplier the terms of that contract would still apply. So if it has a minimum contract term and you are not over it yet you would be liable for any early exit penalties.

    There is a fee from ESB networks for disconnecting a supply from a premesis.

    Similarly if you want to get the supply reconnected at a future date there is a connection fee.

    Depending on how long the supply had been disconnected the hous wiring may have to be recertified and there may be a higher reconnection fee.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,711 ✭✭✭Buffman

    You can't cancel your MRPN, it's unique and linked to the house and stays the same forever. Even if you got the power cut off, it still exists for reference by ESB Networks.

    FYI, if you move to a 'smart' meter electricity plan, you CAN'T move back to a non-smart plan.