Off-peak hours for 'Economy 7' 2 rate meters

The off-peak hours for 'Economy 7' 2 rate meters vary across the country, as well as with the type of meter you have and the time of year, for example British Summer Time (BST).

Some Economy 7 meters list the off-peak hours on or next to the meter itself.

If your meter doesn't display the off-peak hours, check your region from the following table. We use specific meter data to work out off-peak times for your meter, and the table is for guidance only.

Region Number Area Off-peak hours
10 Eastern area 7 hours between 11pm and 7am
11 East Midlands area 7 hours between 11pm and 7am
12 London area 7 hours between 11pm and 7am
13 Merseyside & North Wales area 7 hours between 12am and 8am
14 Midlands area 7 hours between 11:30pm and 8am
15 North East area 7 hours between 12:30am and 7:30am
16 North West area 7 hours between 12:30am and 7:30am
17 North Scotland area Meters have different settings
18 South Scotland area 7 hours between 10pm and 8:30am
19 South East area Either 10.30pm to 5.30am or 12.30am to 7.30am
20 Southern area 7 hours between 11:30pm and 6:30am
21 South Wales area Meters have different settings
22 South West area Meters have different settings
23 Yorkshire area 7 hours between 12:30am and 7:30am


If you're not sure which region you're in, you can find the code on page 3 of your statement. Under the heading 'Electricity use in detail', you'll see your address and a small table. The number for your region is on the bottom left, highlighted in pink in this example:

A table with a cell in the bottom left highlighted pink and containing a region code of ‘10’.

If you're not sure if your meter is an Economy 7, look for '02' in the top left. If it's there, you've got an Economy 7 meter.

British Summer Time

If your 2 rate meter is CLOCK: the internal clock will not change with British Summer Time. So remember to add 1 hour during the summer, and change it when the clocks go back.

 

 

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