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Is Economy 7 right for me?

If you have a 2 rate Economy 7 electricity meter, you'll pay 2 rates for your electricity usage:

  • a higher rate during peak hours (usually daytime)

  • a cheaper rate during off-peak hours (usually overnight)

Economy 7 is available for both traditional and smart meters. If you're not sure whether you're being charged 2 rates for your usage, check on page 2 of your statement, under ‘About your tariff’.

If you have an Economy 7 meter and you’re on an Economy 7 tariff, but you don’t use a lot of electricity during your off-peak hours, you might benefit from switching to a standard 1-rate tariff. If you’d like to switch, get in touch and we can help.

Or, if you like the sound of on- and off-peak rates but you don't have an Economy 7 meter, you can also check out our smart tariffs.