Commercial Electricity Meter Installation
Choose our installation service because:
- FREE meter installation*
- Complete installation in as little as 2 weeks
- Bespoke pricing structures available
- Co-terminus contract end dates available
*When switching to a new energy contract through us
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Installing a new business electricity meter is useful for companies moving, renovating, or simply updating an old electricity meter. Our expert connections team will work with you to understand your needs to ensure that accessing meter readings is as easy as possible and you're not overpaying for energy usage.
To get your electricity meter installation started, we just need a few details. Our expert team will be in touch to discuss your new connection as soon as possible.
Speedy Set-Up: We aim to complete your meter install within 2 weeks.
Free Installation:When you switch business electricity with us, your meter installation is free*.
Accurate Billing: The latest technology to ensure accurate billing.
Start to finish service: We can advise and manage the process from start to finish.
The Meter Installation Process
- Send us some details about your business.
We just need some contact details to get started. A member of our connections team will be in touch as soon as possible.
- Understanding your requirements.
Our expert team will be in touch to understand your exact needs. If you are unsure exactly what you need, our team can advise you throughout the process.
We'll determine if you need a smart meter or a half hourly meter if you're a large usage business. You may want to have your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) to hand. This can be found on a recent electricity bill.
We're more than happy to get involved in any of the site works.
- Our team will begin the work.
We will aim to complete the meter installation within 2 weeks. In some cases, the installation may take longer. We will always be transparent with the project timeline to ensure the installation process is as quick and smooth as possible. Our goal is to get your business energy meter installed as soon as possible.
What Types Of Commercial Electricity Meters Can Be Installed?
There are a few business electricity meters to choose from. Each meter is designed specifically for different businesses requirements.
This is the most common type of meter. This meter measures one unit rate against your electricity consumption. The cost is the same for every unit. This type of meter requires you to send a manual reading to your supplier. This technology is quite outdated, and it is often better to use smart meters that automatically send readings to your supplier.
These are currently the most popular business electricity meters. A smart meter automatically sends readings to your energy supplier to provide accurate billing. This means you do not need to worry about wasting time sending meter readings.
Half hourly meters
Half hourly meters are installed for large businesses to help manage energy usage. They provide in-depth consumption data to help manage usage and send readings to the supplier every 30 minutes. Our team specialise in these meters and offer support and negotiation to source some of the cheapest business electricity prices.
*A half-hourly meter is excluded from free installation
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. This expands to include weekends on a three-rate meter.
Meters that charge multiple different rates are commonly known as Economy 7 and Economy 10. The number usually correlates to the number of hours charged at the lower unit rate.
The time-period for off-peak rates differ depending on the businesses region and the supplier they choose.
How Long Does It Take To Install A Commercial Electricity Meter?
We aim to install your new meter within 2 weeks. It’s often much quicker but varies from business to business. If you’re having multiple meters fitted, or the building is brand new with a new electricity supply, it can take longer than 2 weeks. Our experts will advise on project timescales whilst we work with you to understand your requirements.
Do I Need A New Commercial Electricity Meter?
New business energy meter installation is not always required. Having the right meter for your business energy means you can accurately monitor your usage. This helps you stay in control of your bills. Our team will help you determine the best electricity meter for your business.
Any new building will need a new business electricity meter. If your current electricity meter is outdated, you can request new energy meters.
What Information Do I Need To Arrange A New Commercial Electricity Meter?
We will just need your MPAN number to start the process of installing your new business electricity meter. If you would like to install a new business gas meter at the same time, we will also need your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN).
What Is An MPAN Number?
A Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN), also known as an Electricity Supply Number, is a unique number given to the electricity meter in your business premises. Energy suppliers use this number to decide the rates for your electricity.
What Happens If I Don’t Send Regular Meter Readings?
This largely depends on the type of meter you have. If you have a standard meter, your business electricity bill will be based on estimates. This can cause several issues. If you’re paying by direct debit and not paying enough, you could be left with a large bill at the end of your contract. On the flip side, if you’re overcharged, it can be a hassle to claim the money back.
Smart meters avoid this issue by automatically sending consumption directly to the supplier.