Commercial Electricity Meter Installation
Reasons to choose our commercial electricity meter installation service:
- 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 electricity contract through us
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Commercial Electricity Meters
Having the correct commercial electricity meter installed is essential to accurate billing and efficiency management. Many companies benefit from switching business electricity alongside installing a new and the correct type of meter for their specific requirements.
It can be difficult to know what meter is the best fit for your business, and many just stick with a standard electricity meter, but there are much better options for many.
Your commercial electricity meter installation is free when you switch suppliers with us*
Do I Need a New Commercial Electricity Meter?
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.
Your Commercial Electricity Installation
We’ll need some basic details like your business address, your Meter Point Administration Number (MPRN) and contact details
Our connections team will get in touch to go through your requirements and arrange your installation date if you’re happy to proceed
One of our expert installers will arrive on-site to install your new electricity meter within 2 weeks.
Commercial Electricity Meter Types
There are a few business electricity meters to choose from when it comes to getting one installed. Each meter is designed specifically for different requirements. If you’re unsure about the best electricity meter for your business, our expert connections team are more than happy to advise.
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 This technology is quite outdated, and it is often better to use smart meters that automatically send readings to your supplier.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 commercial electricity meters. A smart meter automatically sends readings to your supplier to provide accurate billing. This means you do not need to worry about wasting time sending meter readings.
Half Hourly Meters (HH)
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.
These types of meters charge different rates depending on the time of day. The cheaper rates are usually charged during off-peak hours. These off-peak hours are typically evenings and weekends. Unit rates during peak hours tend to be more expensive so this would only be suitable for certain types of businesses.
How Long Does It Take To Install A New 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.
Commercial Electricity Meter FAQs
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.