Energy theft is tampering with a meter or its connections. This means the meter doesn’t accurately record how much gas or electricity is being used.
Stealing energy is a crime and it’s dangerous. Keep yourself and others safe by reporting any concerns you have.
Energy theft can be fatal
Tampering with an electricity meter could lead to a short circuit, wiring overheating or even a fire. Wiring that seems safe can become ‘live’, so there’s a chance of a fatal electric shock.
Tampering with a gas meter could cause a gas leak. As well as headaches and possible loss of consciousness from the fumes, it only takes a spark to cause an explosion.
Tampering with a meter is a crime
Tampering with gas or electricity meters isn’t just dangerous - it’s also illegal. Energy theft can lead to a fine or a prison sentence.
If you suspect energy theft, report it
If you suspect any electricity meter has been tampered with report it immediately. Call ESBN on 1800 211 827 or visit ESB Networks and fill in their online confidential form.
If you suspect a gas meter has been tampered with
Please contact Gas Networks Ireland on 1800 464 464 or visit Gas Networks Ireland to fill in their online confidential form.