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Smart Pay As You Go Meter

Access emergency credit for smart PAYG – through your Elster electricity meter

You have £10 of emergency credit on your electricity meter. It's there if you need a bit of time to top up when your balance gets low.

You can activate your emergency credit when your balance drops below £1 – but before your credit runs out. You can activate it through your Elster electricity meter:

  1. Look out for the following message when you're running low on credit:
                       'Use Emergency Credit.
                       Accept: Top Button
                       Reject: Bottom Button'
  2. Press the top button to activate your emergency credit

We'll automatically take a payment for any emergency credit you've used when you next top up.

Your meter will disconnect if your £10 of emergency credit runs out – unless it happens during our friendly non-disconnection times.
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