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My meter is running as an Economy 7 meter (I pay two electricity rates)...

How to read an Economy 7 electricity smart meter with a green 'A' and white 'B' button

About your smart meter reading

Normally, a smart meter sends us your readings automatically. So please only give us a reading if we've asked you to do this.

If we've asked you for a reading, please take it from the meter itself – not your in-home display. Your meter is usually on a wall or board; your in-home display either plugs into a socket or runs on batteries.

It looks like you have a L&G E470 smart meter. Follow these steps to read the two rates on your electricity meter:

  1. Press the green 'A' button to wake up the screen
  2. Press the green 'A' button a few more times to get to ‘Rate 01 Act Imp'
  3. Write down the numbers you see in front of ‘kWh’ – this is your Rate 1 reading
  4. Now press the green 'A' button again to get to ‘Rate 02 Act Imp'
  5. Write down the numbers you see along side ‘kWh’ – this is your Rate 2 reading
Tips to read your meter

Read the numbers from left to right; ignore any zeroes at the beginning and any numbers after the decimal point.

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