Will having this meter affect my energy bills? Very new to OVO- just started- first month in new house- on the monthly tariff looking to change to the fixed having read up a bit more but couldn't get through to anyone on the phone and couldn't get the site to work- wifi not great here!!
Should I get the meter changed? Please enlighten me!! Thanks in advance
Best answer by Transparent
Firstly, just because you've found you have an E-7 meter doesn't mean that it's "active". You need to check your My OVO page to see if OVO has even recognised you have one. Some houses simply have an "old" meter present because no one bothered to come and take it away.
If you can't work it out, send an email to email@example.com with the Meter Number and ask them to check if they think it's been assigned to OVO as the Registered Supplier.
Secondly, if you do have an E-7 tariff, then your Standard-rate charges are higher. So there's no point paying for E-7 if you don't use it all!
In fact some OVO customers that do have E-7 devices connected use so little power between midnight and 7am that it's still worthwhile them sticking solely to the Standard Tariff.
Thirdly, E-7 isn't just for storage-rads and the suchlike. Some people use it to charge an Electric Vehicle overnight. Equally you could install a battery-stack which you charge cheap-rate and then run all your house-lighting "off-grid" from that stored charge.
Is that enough to think about initially?