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Commercial Electricity Meters -  Installation Within 2 Weeks

Whether you’re a growing business or moving to new premises, you may need to get a new electricity meter installed. 

From multiple electricity meters, half-hourly, to smart meters - getting the right type of meter is important. Securing your new business energy meter starts with us. Our expert team will arrange everything from planning to installation. In some cases, we’ll even install your new meter for free when you switch electricity suppliers with us. 

It's 3 easy steps. Request new meter installation, choose your meter type & install it within 2 weeks.

Get your new business electricity meter

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Do You Need A New Business Electricity Meter? 

Here are some of the reasons small and large UK businesses get new commercial electricity and gas meters installed. 

  • New business premises - if you’re moving into a brand new building it may not have commercial meters installed yet. They may even have new meters installed but they may be the wrong type for your business.
  • Growing business - requirements can change as the business grows as you start using more electricity or have a larger demand during off-peak hours. 
  • Building refurbishment - building refurbishment can sometimes mean that the location of commercial electricity meters needs to be moved.
  • Commercial meter certificate expires - all business gas and business electricity meters come with a certificate. These can last between 10 and 40 years. Even if your commercial energy meters are in full working order, it is advised that they be replaced once this period has expired.

With a speedy electricity meter installation service, we’ll have you saving money on your business electricity bills within 2 weeks. 

Request a new meter

How To Arrange My Business Electricity Meter Installation

  • 1

    We'll ask some basic questions about your meter installation requirements 

  • 2

    We will discuss your business electricity meter options and arrange an installation date if you’re happy to proceed

  • 3

    We’ll have your business electricity meter installed within 2 weeks

Choosing The Right Commercial Electricity Meter 

It can be a challenge to find the right commercial electricity meter for your business. 

We're here to advise and help you save money. There's no obligation to go ahead with the meter installation when you get a quote. 

We'll discuss your business size, energy usage, and operating hours. These are the basics to help us understand the best commercial meters for your company. 

Get an electricity meter quote

  • Single-Rate Meter

    Single-rate meters will charge usage at a flat rate. If your business uses most of its electricity during peak hours, this will likely be the right meter for you.

    You will have to submit your meter readings manually. If this isn't done regularly, you may receive estimated billing calculations.

  • Business Smart Meter

    These meters send automatic readings to your supplier to ensure you’re being charged the right amount. You will be offered a digital monitor so you can see how much gas and electricity you’re using.

  • Multi Rate Meter

    Multi-rate meters offer cheaper kWh unit prices at certain times of the day.

    For businesses who operate outside of ‘normal business hours’, multi-rate meters could offer an intelligent way of saving money on business energy bills. Tariffs on these meters are known as Economy 7 and Economy 10, both offering the opportunity to save a significant amount of money on energy bills for suitable users.

  • Multiple Electricity Meters (Multi-Site Meter)

    Multi-site meters allow businesses with several buildings to manage their electricity with one billing account. These business locations can include offices, warehouses or even factories.

  • Half-Hourly Meter

    These meters are legally required for any business with a maximum demand of 100 kW or greater during any 30 minutes. Half-hour electricity meters, also called “00” meters, measure and record consumption automatically.

Commercial Gas Meter Installation: How It Works

There are some extra considerations with commercial gas meters.

All connections must only be changed, removed or installed by a certified Gas Safe engineer. Our expert team is more than happy to arrange this if you decide to proceed with your new commercial gas meter installation.

We’ll also contact your Distribution Network Operator (DNO) who is responsible for gas pipe maintenance. This is especially important if you're installing a new gas supply at a new premises that requires connection to the main supply.

How Much Does A Commercial Electricity Meter Cost?

Each commercial electricity meter has its requirements and it can be very hard to pin a cost on new meter installation.

As a rough guide, a new commercial electricity meter can cost anywhere between £250 to £1,000.

When you switch business electricity supplier with us, we may be able to install a new commercial electric meter free of charge*.


Commercial Electricity Meters FAQs

  • Can I Install My Own Electric Meter?

    Only a qualified installer can install an electric meter. Attempting to install your own meter can lead to prosecution. A qualified installer will need the supplier’s permission.

  • Why Do I Need My MPAN To Install A New Electricity Meter?

    Your MPAN helps us identify the meter that is going to be replaced. Each meter has a unique number. 

  • What is Maximum Demand?

    Maximum demand when measuring electricity usage is the most your business will be using at one time over any 30 minute period.

  • How do Multi-Rate Meters Work?

    Multi-rate meters will have two, or sometimes three separate prices per kWh unit of energy at set times in the day. There are two types of multi-rate meters, and these are:

    • A two-rate meter is sometimes known as an Economy 7 meter, a two-rate meter differentiates between peak and off-peak usage, charging less for off-peak times. Economy 7 times usually are classes between 10 pm and 8:30 am – but some suppliers' times may be slightly different.

    • A three-rate meter considers weekend usage, alongside, peak and off-peak supply, charging all three rates at different rates. If you’re using energy over the weekend, this would be the best choice for your business.
  • How Do I Know if I Have a Multi-Rate Meter?

    Despite looking like a standard digital meter, a multi-rate meter will have small grey writing above the screen to tell you if the meter is multi-rate. Despite the similarity to a standard meter, the digital display will alternate between two or three readings (depending if you’re on an Economy 7 or Economy 10 tariff) so you can get an accurate meter reading for each period.