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How do I read my electronic meter?

Electronic meters have a digital six-digit display register. The register can be static or can automatically step through a sequence of displays depending on your meter or tariff. A number that appears at the right-hand end of the register identifies each display or channel. For those digital meters on a standard residential or commercial tariff (A1, L1, K1 or M1), where the registers stay static, you simply write down the numbers that are displayed. For those meters on time of use tariffs, the meter register channels are specifc to you.

For those meters on time of use tariffs, the meter register displays/channels are:

Channel

Name / Description

01

Meter Code

02

Meter Serial Number

03

Programme ID Number

04

Time

05

Date

06

Kilowatt hours/Pulse

07

Total Kilowatt hours

08

Present Demand

09

Reset Number

10

On Peak Kilowatt Hours

11

On Peak Indicative Demand

12

On Peak Cumulative Demand

20

Off Peak Kilowatt Hours

21

Off Peak Indicative Demand

22

Off Peak Cumulative Demand

30

Weekdays High Shoulder Kilowatt Hours

40

Weekends Low Shoulder Kilowatt Hours

Not all channels are displayed on all meters. This depends on your tariff.

  • Customers on R1 tariff should record the figures from channels 10 and 20
  • Customers on SM1 (Smart Power) tariff should record the figures from channels 10, 20, 30 and 40
  • Customers on time-based demand tariffs S1 and T1 should record channels 10, 12, 20 and 22

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