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Most businesses in the United Kingdom consist of Micro or SME companies just like yours. Whether you have moved premises or looking to start trading, we are here to help you.
A business may operate from a unit or premises, this is often in the high street, a village, or self-contained within a building. To save time, if you are interested in our services make sure you are responsible for the electricity supply of your business, an agent acting on behalf of the landlord, or the landlord. If you are not sure, please provide a copy of your lease or tenancy agreement, and we can review this matter for you.
A Standard Meter uses just one unit register when measuring a business’s electricity consumption in Kilowatts (KW), meaning that for every unit of energy used, it costs the same; no matter what time of day it is. Any Supply Number, known as an MPAN that begins with 03 is a Standard Meter, making them easily identifiable.
ECONOMY 7 ELECTRICITY
An Economy 7 meter is a two-rate electricity meter, with one register measuring your daily consumption (KW) and the second register measuring night-time electricity consumption. The daily usage rate will charge your business a higher price per electricity unit during peak hours (usually 6 am until 5 pm) and the night-time rate will be a lower price for every unit used within an established 7 hour period. The Supply Number begins with 04 is an Economy 7 meter. The hours in which each rate is calculated varies between location and energy suppliers.
ECONOMY 10 METERS
Economy 10 meters are two-rate electricity meters, which work in a similar way to Economy 7 meters. However, they operate over a 10 hour period. These meters can allow your business to save more money on its electricity costs during off-peak hours. The hours in which each rate is applied varies between location and energy suppliers, so it’s best to check when comparing business electricity tariffs!
EVENING AND WEEKEND METER
Evening and Weekend meters use a two-rate system when measuring business electricity consumption. However, rather than simply using the hours in a day to determine which rate is applied, they also consider which day your business is using its electricity. These meters use one rate for daytime electricity consumption and a second cheaper rate that is applied during evening hours and on weekends. This type of meter benefits businesses using their electricity during evenings and weekends.
EVENING, WEEKEND AND NIGHT METER
Evening, Weekend, and Night meters use a three energy unit rate to measure electricity usage. Businesses using this meter will be charged a more expensive rate for their daytime electricity consumption, a second rate for their Evening and Weekend usage, and a third rate when using electricity at night. The night-time rate will benefit businesses that operate mostly at night and on the weekends, such as bars, nightclubs, and licensed restaurants.
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