To get started, there are a few things you need to identify about your property and the energy needs of your business. Most of this information should be available from your landlord, local Distribution Network Operator or the National Grid.
Have you got a Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN)?
To get an electricity meter fitted you'll need an MPAN, which is also known as a Supply Number.
It may be the case that your premises already has an MPAN, which your landlord or local Distribution Network Operator (DNO) should be able to tell you. However, if you haven't got an MPAN and haven't received any connection paperwork that includes one, you can request an MPAN from the DNO.
When do you need a new meter?
It's recommended that you start looking for an electricity deal – and request the installation of a new meter – around one month before you need your supply to be fitted.
Depending on the days and times at which your business is going to use most energy, you may benefit from a tariff that enables you to pay less for the electricity you consume between certain hours
We can do this for you (see below for contact details). Once we've arranged a supply agreement for your business, the meter will typically be fitted within 10 to 15 working days.
What type of tariff will your business need?
Depending on the days and times at which your business is going to use most energy, you may benefit from a tariff that enables you to pay less for the electricity you consume between certain hours.
This is something we'll determine when arranging your meter installation, enabling us to ensure we're searching for deals that represent the cheapest option for your business.
What will the KVA of your supply be?
Your meter will have a defined Available Supply Capacity that details the amount of electricity you're able to draw from the grid at any one point. This is measured in Kilo Volt Amperes (KVA), and should be laid out in the connection agreement that's drawn up when we're in the process of arranging your meter installation.
If your Available Supply Capacity is above 70KVA, it's likely that you'll need a more advanced energy meter – either way, we'll be able to ensure you're getting a meter that's right for your needs.
To get a new electricity meter for your business – or to have an existing one reconnected – speak to one of our experts on 0800 177 7591 or visit our website. We'll arrange the installation of your new meter and ensure you're getting a fair deal for your electricity.