How to change prepayment meter to a standard energy meter

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How to change prepayment meter to a standard energy meter

Switching from a prepayment or credit meter to a standard meter can save you money on your fuel bills.  Unfortunately, cheaper energy tariffs offered by some suppliers are not usually made available to prepayment customers.

If your home has a prepayment meter, you may be paying higher prices for your fuel.  You cannot switch to a different provider using a comparison site because the process is more involved (a new credit meter will need to be installed in your home).  You may also need to pay a fee to have a new meter installed.

Follow our guide:

  1. Contact your existing supplier to find out whether you can switch to a standard meter.
  2. Your supplier will run a credit check on you, then they will decide whether or not they believe you will be able to keep up with the payments.
  3. If you are successful, your supplier may charge you a fee to remove your prepayment meter and install a new standard meter.  The process can take up to two to three weeks.
  4. If you are unsuccessful, you may need to look at your credit score and make changes to it.  For guidance, click here.