02.11.2015

P272 – Are you ready for the change?

What is P272?

P272 is an Ofgem change to the Balancing and Settling code. It impacts on half-hourly meters otherwise known as Maximum Demand meters (profile classes 05-08). As a result, meters will be upgraded or reconfigured to automatic meter reading (AMR) to provide half-hourly meter readings.

What does it mean for me?

The change is estimated to affect 160,000 meters across the UK. P272 will make meter reading more accurate, which will allow you to break down your energy usage to become more energy efficient and reduce your consumption.

When will the changes take place?

From 5th November 2015 meters will need to be upgraded at the next renewal, so that by 1st April 2017 all meters meet the industry-wide deadline.

What does Effective Utilities do?

We work with a number of energy suppliers to provide our clients with the best solution for your business by offering:

• 1-5 year pricing through all market suppliers
• Guarantees of rates being fixed for contract duration
• Competitive meter operator contract if required
• Meter upgrade with no inconvenience to the customer

How can Effective Utilities help?

Effective Utilities can help you to understand what P272 is, and how they will affect you and your business. We assist customers in obtaining AMR meter installs and help through the price changing process to get the best deal. Effective Utilities also work with customers who currently fall within P272 and have AMR already to provide half-hourly pricing, at competitive rates.

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