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It’s important that you have the right type of meter for your business, so you don’t pay more than you need to for your electricity.

Once you know what meter you need, take a look at our range of contracts.

Below is a brief description of the 3 main types of electricity meter. If you're not sure what meter you're on you can find out on your bill. Or for specific advice please call us on 0800 096 2255, Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm.

What type of meter suits your business?

Single rate meter

  • Ideal for offices, shops and cafés
  • Also known as a Standard meter
  • Meter has one unit price for any hour of the day or night
  • For businesses using most of their electricity between 8am and 10pm, Monday to Friday

Two rate meter

  • Ideal for bakeries, take aways or if you have night storage heaters
  • Also known as Economy 7 or Evening Weekend meter
  • Meter has two unit prices, one which is a set period of time where it is a cheaper off peak unit price
  • For businesses using most of their electricity between 12am and 8am

Three rate meter

  • Ideal for pubs, nightclubs and restaurants
  • Also known as Evening Weekend and Night
  • Meter has three unit prices – of which there is discounted unit prices for two set periods of time
  • For businesses that use electricity at night and weekends

If you think that you don’t have the right type of meter for your business, or if you don't have one of the above, please call us on 0800 096 2255.

Want to switch to EDF Energy?

To see how your business could benefit from one of our contracts, take a look at our Fixed Price contracts, or our variable Freedom for business contract. Alternativley, our New Start contract is designed specially for start ups and movers.

To speak to our Business team about the best contract for your business, please call us on 0800 015 9097. We're open Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm.

Moved recently?

If you have moved into a new premise, you may find that you are better off with a meter that is different to the one used by the previous occupier. Please see our moving location for business or moving location for residential for more details.

Now you've seen the different types of meters, why not take a look at our range of contracts available for your business.

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