My smart meter was installed yesterday at 7.40 this morning my electric usage was 42p & gas usage was 28p. Even taking into account fridge/freezer, broadband, TV’s on standby overnight 42p electric seems high. The gas at 28p is a bigger mystery as no gas was used overnight (heating is off at the moment). Does some of the cost include a daily standing charge? Can anyone shed any light on this please?
Best answer by stateofit
Updated on 25/02/21: As stated below, daily standing charges being added is the likely reason for higher then expected overnight costs. Also bear in mind some appliances (like fridge/freezers and TVs on standby) use electricity overnight. Visit the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) page and get free and impartial advice on usage and costs here
There is also a known firmware issue that can cause incorrectly high usage to show. If you have a S2 smart meter and IHD, see this IHD guide to diagnose high usage or connection issues.
If you have a S1 smart meter and Chameleon IHD, see this IHD guide to diagnose issues.
If you have a S1 meter with a Pipet IHD, see this IHD guide to diagnose issues.
Not got a smart meter fitted yet? Here’s the S2 smart meter booking platform. You will need your account number, which you can confirm on your online account. If you’re not yet an OVO member, check out our plans and sign up online here.
I think it includes the standing charge, like 27.4p per day... that'll do it...
Plus VAT that's 28.77p per day.
(a friend of mine and his partner went away for 6 months and switched everything off. Like Everything... When they got home the energy monitor showed that 28p per day on the elec. She properly went off at him for leaving something on, until they worked it out...)