The off-peak hours for Economy 7 vary across the country. Most variations depend on the type of meter you have and the time of year, for example, British Summer Time (BST).
If possible, the easiest way to work out your exact off-peak hours is by checking your meter. Although meters vary, some list the hours on the meter itself or next to it.
If your meter doesn't display the off-peak hours, check your region from the list below. Note: We use specific meter data to work out off peak times depending on your meter. The following table is for guidance only:
|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||All meters have different settings|
|18||South Scotland area||7 hours between 10pm and 8:30am|
|19||South East area||10.30pm to 5.30am and 12.30am to 7.30am|
|20||Southern area||7 hours between 11:30pm and 6:30am|
|21||South Wales area||All meters have different settings|
|22||South West area||All meters have different settings|
|23||Yorkshire area||7 hours between 12:30am and 7:30am|
If you're not sure what your region is, you can find the code on page three 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:
If you're not sure if your meter is Economy 7 or not, look for '02' in the top left.
British Summer Time
If your E7 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.