How a business electricity smart meter works

 

A business electricity smart meter uses the same technology as mobile phones to send suppliers such as British Gas meter readings remotely, securely and reliably.

When we have your monthly meter readings sent automatically, we can make sure your bills are more accurate and potentially help you make energy savings.

Three main meter types

To help you understand your electricity smart meter and get the most from it, take a look at our visual guide to the three main meter types:

Electricity meter Mk7B
  1. This button is sealed and can only be used by your smart meter engineer
  2. Use this button to see the date, time and your current meter readings
  3. This optical port is used by your smart meter engineer
  4. This is the serial number of your smart meter. You'll see it on all your bills too
  5. The pulsing lights show how much energy you're using
  6. The arrow on your screen shows your current usage rate
  7. This tells you the make and model of your smart meter
Electricity meter Mk7C
  1. This button is sealed and can only be used by your smart meter engineer
  2. Use this button to see the date, time and your current meter readings
  3. This optical port is used by your smart meter engineer
  4. This is the serial number of your smart meter. You’ll see it on all your bills too
  5. The pulsing lights show how much energy you’re using
  6. The arrow on your screen shows your current usage rate
  7. This tells you the make and model of your smart meter
Electricity meter Mk10A
  1. This button is sealed and can only be used by your smart meter engineer
  2. Use this button to see the date, time and your current meter readings
  3. This optical port is used by your smart meter engineer
  4. This is the serial number of your smart meter. You’ll see it on all of your bills
  5. The pulsing lights show how much energy you’re using
  6. The arrow on your screen shows your current usage rate
  7. This tells you the make and model of your smart meter

Don't see your meter type?

Contact us if you need help

We’ve signed up to the Smart Metering Installation Code of Practice (SMICoP), which means we're committed to making the installation process clear and easy for our customers.

If your meter doesn't look like any of the examples above or if you need further assistance in reading your meter, please contact us for more information on

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