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13 Jan

A Checklist for Half Hourly Electricity Suppliers

by Simon Thompson
 

If your supply contract is up for renewal and you looking for new half hourly electricity suppliers, then this checklist will help.

Not every firm will be needing half hourly electricity providers since these cheap prices are restricted to very large consumers.

That’s one of the reasons why any firm with more than 100 kW capacity must have half hourly meters fitted.

While these are not smart meters, they do work in a similar fashion and will send your consumption data to your electricity provider every 30 minutes.

This means that are no manual readings needed and there are no estimated bills since the data means your bills will be accurate too.

The aim of half hourly meters is to help big users of energy bring their electricity bills down.

Have a half hourly electricity meter installed

If you’re not sure whether you have a half hourly electricity meter installed, then you need to check it and it will have a supplier (S) number on the front to illustrate whether it’s a half hourly meter or not.

If the meter number also starts with ‘00’, then yes, you have a half hourly meter installed.

The P272 regulation is the relevant legislation that highlights that these meters are a mandatory requirement for all large energy consumers.

And if your business is moving to new premises as a large user then you should check beforehand that there is a half hourly meter fitted.

Access cheaper half hourly electricity prices

One of the big attractions for having these meters, along with the ability to access cheaper half hourly electricity prices, is that the data being recorded can be used by a potential provider.

Indeed, all potential half hourly electricity suppliers can analyse the data consumption and then tailor their offering to meet your own specific needs.

On top of this, you can also use special software to analyse how and when you consume energy and look to introducing ways of using less.

Alternatively, you could sign up with a half hourly electricity provider offering an energy consultancy to help you reduce your consumption levels and deliver even bigger savings.

Other incentives being offered by providers include having a dedicated account manager to help you run the account effectively.

For more information about sourcing half hourly electricity suppliers, then you should speak with the experts at D-Energi who can also source a cheaper provider on your behalf.