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My gas supply is capped - who is responsible for the meter?

  • 6 October 2019
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My local area had its gas supply upgraded by northern gas from old pipes to new and when they did this they ran new gas pipes up to every property and capped them. If you used gas they attached your meter and everything was uncapped and back to normal.
We do not use any gas in our property so our supply is capped outside our property to an empty white box.
we still have the meter we always had inside the property but its not connected to a supply or any appliances (ie cooker, heating) it just sits there doing nothing.
i spoke to someone at Ovo and they wanted £80 to remove it even though it’s not connected to any supply, so we left it in as the standing charge is about the same.
We are at the end of our contract with OVO now and we will save money if we change supplier.
My questions are....do I still have to pay for both gas and electric with the new supplier?
Who does the redundant meter belong to when we do change?
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Best answer by Eva_OVO 11 October 2019, 17:18

Updated on 22/10/20: The info in this update box was taken from this topic:
 

Example of gas meter setup

 



Gas Transporter responsibilities

  • Incoming pipework
  • Emergency Control Valve (also known as the ECV or isolation valve)


Supplier responsibilities

  • Inlet pipe (also known as flexi pipe or anaconda)
  • Regulator - this maintains the gas pressure to the meter
  • Meter - this records the gas consumption of all gas appliances in the property


Your responsibilities

  • Outgoing pipework from meter
  • Gas appliances


If your gas supply is capped, it’s your current supplier who will need to visit to uncap this. If that’s OVO, reach out to our Support team to get the appointment booked in here
 

 

Although your gas meter is capped you would still be charged standing charge and you're liable to pay it, @Crownjoolz. You would need to contact your new supplier and see what they charge to remove the meter.

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If your gas supply is capped and not active then you shouldn't be charged standing charges. The local has supplier will be able to confirm this.

Ask for a rebate of costs occured
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Updated on 22/10/20: The info in this update box was taken from this topic:
 

Example of gas meter setup

 



Gas Transporter responsibilities

  • Incoming pipework
  • Emergency Control Valve (also known as the ECV or isolation valve)


Supplier responsibilities

  • Inlet pipe (also known as flexi pipe or anaconda)
  • Regulator - this maintains the gas pressure to the meter
  • Meter - this records the gas consumption of all gas appliances in the property


Your responsibilities

  • Outgoing pipework from meter
  • Gas appliances


If your gas supply is capped, it’s your current supplier who will need to visit to uncap this. If that’s OVO, reach out to our Support team to get the appointment booked in here
 

 

Although your gas meter is capped you would still be charged standing charge and you're liable to pay it, @Crownjoolz. You would need to contact your new supplier and see what they charge to remove the meter.

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