What is a half-hourly meter?

A half-hourly (HH) meter is a specialised type of energy meter that will take a reading every half an hour. The data is then automatically sent to your energy supplier using Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology, which allows your supplier to charge you more accurately due to them having a clearer picture of your energy usage throughout the day and eliminating the need for estimated billing.

The data is also accessible to you from your energy supplier if you have a half-hourly meter. This can provide some insight into your consumptions levels throughout the day and enable you to review how your business can reduce electricity use, either to run more efficiently or move certain production to “off-peak” times when the rates are lower.

How do I know if my business has a half-hourly meter already?

It is currently compulsory for any business that consumes over 100kW of electricity to have a half-hourly meter. However, businesses who use over 70kW can opt in to have a half-hourly meter installed.

The easiest way to determine if your business has a half-hourly meter installed is by checking a recent energy bill. If you have a half-hourly meter the bill will contain an ‘S number’ and your 21-digit supply number will begin with ‘00’.

Can I switch my business energy online if I have a Half-Hourly meter?

If you have a half-hourly meter then you will need a bespoke quote, as they are tailored to your specific energy use.

Rather than go to multiple suppliers individually for a quote, you can call us on 08000 484800 to speak to one of the team or email us at support@switchyourenergy.com.
Our team of energy experts will work closely with you and multiple energy suppliers to find the best available tariff for your half-hourly meter, tailored specifically to your business. We handle the whole journey for you, to remove the stress of negotiating with suppliers and managing the switch.

That way, you can rest assured knowing your energy is in great hands and focus on the important aspects of running your business.