Prepayment meters

Our prepayment price change

Electricity and gas prepayment prices changed on 1 October 2018. View prepayment price change details.

Why go for a prepayment meter?

Well, it’s a really useful way to pay for energy before you use it, which means you can keep track of how much you’re spending. Great if you want to stick to an energy budget. You can have either a gas or electricity prepayment meter, or both.

To top-up your meter with credit, your meter needs an electric key or gas card. You can put money on your key or card by going into participating shops and using their ‘top-up terminals’.

Keep topping up

With a prepayment meter, you must keep it topped up, even if you’ve not used any energy. Your meter collects a daily standing charge, which you have to pay even if you’ve been away or not used any gas or electricity at all. This is why it’s really important to decide if having a prepayment meter is the right choice for you and your lifestyle.

Thinking about getting a prepayment meter fitted?

If you’re not sure, then give us a call to find out more. If you decide you’d like one, we can arrange for one of our fully trained Gas Safe registered engineers to do the work.

If you already have a prepayment meter, we’ve got some competitive prepayment meter tariffs that will help you get more from it.

Need a prepayment meter removing?

Not a problem - just let us know. We’ll make an appointment for an engineer to come and replace it with either a normal credit meter or a Smart meter.

Whether it’s for advice about topping up, how your meter works or financial support, just contact us and we’ll do our best to advise you or help sort you out.

We’re also planning to install Smart pre-payment meters in 2019.

Your guide to prepayment meters (PDF, 426KB)