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How does my meter set-up affect what I pay?

Your meter set-up – or your ‘tariff’ – determines:

  • how much of your supply your lines company (or network) can control, and
  • how your power is measured – that is whether your meter can measure your day and night time usage, separately. Or whether your day and night time usage is bundled together.

If you have day/night metering you may pay less for the power you use at night (if the lines company in your network area incentivises usage at off-peak times). If you have controlled/uncontrolled metering you’ll generally pay less for the power your lines company can control. If you have inclusive or uncontrolled metering then all of your power usage will generally be charged at the same rate.

If you’d like to talk to us about the best metering set up for your household call us on 0800 462 668.