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20 Apr

The Installation Process Of A Business Smart Meter


Business smart meters are a brilliant tool for businesses looking to keep on top of their energy consumption and have greater control over their bills. Much like a domestic smart meter, the process of obtaining a business smart meter is relatively simple. However, we often get many questions about the process of installing a smart meter and how to use one, once installed. So, we have created this short guide to not only explain the use of a business smart meter but also what you can expect from the installation process and tips for how best to read and utilise your smart meter to get the most out of it for your business. 


How business smart meters are installed 

Business smart meters are really no different to a domestic smart meter. So, the process for installation will be just the same. Here is what you can expect to happen:


  • Before the installation process you will need to arrange an installation time and date with your energy supplier. If you would like to do this for your business you can get in touch with D-ENERGi and we will arrange installation with an installation partner. 
  • Once an installation date is confirmed, you can expect an engineer to visit your business premises to fit the meter. 
  • The fitting process will usually take around an hour, however you can expect to lose access to your electricity/gas supply during this time.


Before your installation, please make sure you have cleared access to your traditional meters and turned off any electrical items like computers, so they are not affected by the electricity outage. To be sure this installation causes minimal disruption to your business we advise you to select a time and date that works best for your business. When booking an installation we will aim to ensure we offer suitable times for you. 


What happens once your smart meter is installed?

Once the initial installation is complete you can expect your power to return to normal and access to electrical devices can resume. 

If you have opted to link your smart meter to an IHD (In Home Display) or CAD (Consumer Access Device), the installer will set this up for you. This device can be placed anywhere on the premises and will provide a digital display of your energy usage in real time. 

Benefits of this, of course, include being able to review your own energy consumption and seeing this in a concise and clear way. This will not only make it easier for you to understand your business’ energy consumption but also give you a better understanding of your energy bills. Plus, being armed with this relevant information provides you with the ability to lower your energy usage and bills, if necessary. All while ensuring your business moves in the right direction towards improving sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint.

Require Assistance?

We take pride in our commitment to providing the most competitive rates for business electricity and gas. If you are seeking guidance on how to effectively reduce your business electricity and gas costs, or require assistance with a business energy switch, please call our dedicated Customer Services team at 0800 781 7626. We assure you that calls will be answered promptly within five rings or less!

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