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?
Best answer by Eva_OVO
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)
- 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
- 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,