Reading your Meter
There are four main types of electricity meters in use
- Mechanical revolving disc meters
- Electronic meters
- Pay as You Go meters
- Smart Meters
What type of meter do I have?
To identify the type of meter you have, look at the descriptions below. To find out how to read your meter, select the relevant option.
This meter is the most common type of meter in domestic dwellings. It has a revolving disc and one row of numbers. There are two different types – 24 Hr Revolving Disc Meter and Time of Day Meter.
Business customers may have a Wattless Meter installed. The Wattless meter is distinguished from Standard Meters or Day & Night Meters by the letters kVArh located near its register and is read in the same way.
24 Hr Meter Day and Night Meter
For most commercial and
some industrial premises, Non Quarter Hourly (NQH) metering is used. Many of
these meters have electronic registers with one electronic meter display
capable of scrolling through multiple register readings. Larger customers may
also have additional current transformers. Electronic meters are also installed
in some domestic premises.
Pay As You Go Meter
Your electricity supplier may arrange for a Pay as You Go meter to be installed at your premises.
It is important to note that even if you have a Pay as You Go meter, a meter reader will still call to read the main meter.