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With an economy 7 meter you get cheaper electricity during the night. This may be controlled by a timer in the meter itself, a separate timer or a radio signal.
The actual times of the off-peak period vary, but you'll always receive at least 7 hours in each period of 24 hours at the cheaper rate. Suppliers don't hold any information on the exact times of your meter, so the best way to establish the off-peak period is to look at your meter around the times shown below. Please note that the times on the meter are always set to GMT and don't change when the clocks go forward or back.
The below list gives examples of possible time periods but times can vary depending on make and model of your meter/time switch and the local electricity distribution area that you live in:
• Eastern = 23:00 - 07:00am
• East Midlands = 23:00 - 07:00am
• London Electric = 23:00 - 07:00am
• Manweb = 00:00 - 08:00am
• MEB (mechanical meter) = Summer time - 01:00 - 08:00am Winter time - 00:00 - 07:00am (Radio teleswitch meter) = Summer time - 01:30 - 08:30am Winter time - 22:30 - 00:30am and - 02:30 - 07:30am
• Northern = 00:30 - 07:30am
• Norweb = 00:30 - 07:30am
• Scottish Hydro = ( All meters have different settings)
• ScottishPower = 22:00 - 08:30am
• Seeboard = 22:30 - 00:30 and 02:30 - 07:30am
• Southern = 23:30 - 06:30am
• SWALEC = (All meters have different settings)
• SWEB = (All meters have different settings)
• Yorkshire = 00:30 - 07:30am
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