Because half hourly meters are more advance in the way, like a smart meter, they automatically take a meter reading and send this to the supplier via a telephone line. This allows the supplier to have greater visability on what electricity is being used..
Manchester (PRWEB UK) 31 January 2013
AAS (All About Savings), the Uks leading business utility comparison site, based in Altrincham, Cheshire has found that of the 100,000 plus business users who have Half Hourly Electricity Meters, over 80% of them will get a better electricity rate if they shop around with different suppliers to negotiate a better price per kWh (Kilowatt hour).
Jo Brookes, Marketing Manager at All About Savings said “Because half hourly meters are more advance in the way, like a smart meter, they automatically take a meter reading and send this to the supplier via a telephone line. This allows the supplier to have greater visability on what electricity is being used at certain times of the day, week and month completely automatically.”
Jo continues “During January we have seen a large uplift in the amount of businesses that have half hourly meters using our bespoke brokerage services (http://www.allaboutsavings.co.uk/business-electricity/half-hourly-meters/) to see if they can get a better rate per kWh (Kilowatt hour) by going to tender to the major suppliers. Of all the businesses that we have gained quotes for this month 80% have been able to get a better quote by selecting a different supplier, which is fantastic news for them.”
The easiest way to establish if you have a half hourly meter is to look at your electricity meter, if the S number on the meter has a double zero ‘00’ in the top left box then you have a half hourly meter and you may find a better rate by shopping around the energy suppliers. It is also worth ringing your current supplier if you have ‘05’, ‘06’, ‘07’ or ‘08’ in the top left box as you may have a half hourly meter.