Half Hourly Electricity

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If you are already on a half hourly meter, did you know that not renewing your half hourly electricity contract on time could see you paying up to 40% higher rates when your contract ends? So start looking for a new deal between six and eight weeks before your existing contract ends to make sure you get the best prices.

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We understand that that looking for a new business energy tariff may not be at the top of your priority list, but if your business has a high energy demand, it may need a half-hourly meter so your supplier can take more accurate readings and bill you correctly.

Read on to find out if you need half-hourly metering, and see how our energy comparison service and expert advice can help secure the cheapest electricity rates for your business.

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  • EDF Energy
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What is a half hourly electricity meter?

As the name suggests, a half hour meter, or HH meter, is designed to send an accurate, up-to-date usage reading to your energy supplier at 30-minute intervals.

Designed especially for businesses, half hour electricity meters are connected to a phone line which automatically sends accurate updates to your energy provider. Half hour metering takes the worry out of needing to check your usage regularly.

To help ensure your business is using energy as efficiently as possible, these meters can also provide a detailed breakdown of exactly how much energy you are using and when you are using it.

Does your business need half hourly electricity?

If your business uses a high level of energy and has a maximum demand of at least 100kW in any half hour period, you’re required to have a half hourly meter fitted as standard.

The types of businesses that require half hourly electricity tariffs are usually more energy intensive, such as assembly plants, department stores, manufacturing plants and printers. But half-hourly plans aren’t exclusive to these types of businesses, and you will also have the option of a half hour electricity meter if your business has a maximum demand of 70kW or more in any given half hour period.

If you think your business has a high energy demand, this pricing model could save you money as the accuracy and regularity of the data allows the supplier to tailor your price to your level of usage per day.

How can you check if you have a half hourly electricity meter?

To check whether your business is already using a half hourly meter, take a look at the S number on a recent energy bill.

The S number will be shown in a small box containing six different multi-digit figures. If the top left number reads 00 then your business is already on a half hourly meter.

Will a half hour meter save your business money?

While it can be a pain to get fair half hourly metering contract in place, one big advantage of HH meters and half-hourly settlement is that they give you and your business much more data about your energy usage compared to home users and most SMEs.

By using this data you can save money in at least three ways:

  1. Regular data makes comparing competing contracts much more accurate as you’ll have accurate information about when you use power, which will allow you to compare it between the other rates available.
  2. Once you know when you’re spending the most on electricity, you may be able to shift some energy intensive processes to when rates are lower.
  3. If you can’t shift production to off-peak times, you can consider looking into implementing energy efficiency programs to offset some of the cost.

How to switch to half hourly metering

If you need to move across to a half hourly meter, our team of experts are on hand to help. They will talk you through the process and find the best deal available. Give them a call on 0800 197 8118.

We can also help if your business is already on a half hourly meter and is looking to switch provider. It is our business to compare the market in the simplest way to get the best deal. All you need to do is fill in the form at the top of the page for a fuss-free quote.

We work closely with both your business and the electricity suppliers to make sure you get the most competitive half hour electricity price on the market.

Our team handle all aspects of the process. There is no need to worry about any negotiations or paperwork. Leave that to us, so you can get on with the day-to-day running of your business.

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