Ready for your new electricity meter installation? Whether you’re updating an old meter, renovating, or even expanding your business premises, it’s important to get a new electricity meter installed quickly.
Not sure where to start? Our dedicated connections team has years of experience. We’ll help you get up and running quickly with minimal disruption.
First, you may have some questions…
How much will my electricity meter installation cost?
Typically, a new electricity meter installation costs anywhere between £200 – £800. However, when you switch your business electricity with us, your meter installation is free*.
How long does it take to install an electricity meter?
We understand that speed is crucial. Our team aims to have your meter installation complete within 2 weeks. In many cases, it’s much quicker.
Do I need a business electricity meter?
All households and businesses must have an electricity meter. They ensure that you’re billed accurately so you’re not overpaying for your supply. Business electricity supplier will estimate your usage with caution, so in most cases, you will end up paying more than you’re using. Regular meter reading avoids this.
If your usage is above 100kW during any half-hour within a day, you will be required to install a half-hourly meter. These types of meters automatically send your readings to the supplier every 30 mins. With large usage, the risk of under/ overcharging increases, so half-hourly meters are used to make sure your billing is accurate.
The Meter Installation Process
- We just need some basic details to get started
We’ll start with some basic business details along with some contact details so a member of our connections team can get in touch.
- Let’s have a no obligation chat
Our new connections team will want to understand your exact needs to make sure you’re getting the right electricity meter for your business.
We’re more than happy to get involved in any site works or just arrange a basic meter installation. It’s entirely your choice.
We’ll just need your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN). This is a unique identifier located on electricity meters.
- Let’s get to work
If you’re happy with everything, we will get to work. We aim to complete the electricity meter installation within 2 weeks. We will always be transparent with the project timelines.
What type of business electricity meter can I install?
There are a few different electricity meters that can be installed. However, higher usage businesses must install a half hourly meter by law. Businesses are classed as high usage if they use more than 100 kWh during any half hour within a day.
Other business electricity meters are:
- Smart meters – They automatically send readings to your energy supplier to provide accurate billing.
- Standard meters – This meter measures one unit rate against your electricity consumption. You will need to send meter readings to your business electricity supplier.
- Two & three rate meters – These types of meters charge different rates depending on the time of day. The cheaper rates are usually charging during off-peak hours.
Our new connections team will get to know your business to help you select the right electricity meter.
What is an MPAN number?
A Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN), also known as an Electricity Supply Number. This unique number is given to the electricity meter in your business premises. This helps your business electricity supplier identify your meter.
What information do I need to arrange a new meter installation?
For a new connection, our team will just need some basic business details. If you would like a replacement meter installation, we will also need your MPAN number.