Meters and meter readings
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How to read an Economy 7 electricity smart meter with three grey buttons
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 Honeywell Elster AS300P (SMETS1) smart meter. Follow these steps to read the two rates on your electricity meter:
- Press the middle grey button to see 'IMP R1'
- Write down the numbers you see in front of the ‘kWh’ – this is your Rate 1 meter reading
- Now press the middle grey button again to see 'IMP R2'
- Write down the numbers you see in front of the ‘KWh’ – this is your Rate 2 meter reading
Read the numbers from left to right; ignore any zeroes at the beginning and any numbers after the decimal point.
Need to read your smart gas meter too? Find out how to read your gas smart meter
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