Reading your meter

How do I read my electricity meter?

You can easily find your electricity meter type from the diagrams shown below and follow the examples given to see how to read your own meter.

Single rate digital meter

This reading would be 06110.

Two rate digital meter

This reading would be 445205 and106346.

Dial meter

Dial Meter This is the most complicated type of meter to read, we’ve outlined the best way to read this meter.

Dial meters have six dials.

They should be read from left to right but only the first five dials need to be read – starting with the 10,000kWh dial on the left and stopping after the 1 kWh dial.

Always write down the number that the pointer has just passed. This is not always the nearest number to the pointer. If the pointer is anywhere between, say, 4 and 5 then you need to write down the 4. If the pointer is directly over a number (example 4) and the next dial (to the right) is between 0 and 1, write down 4. However if the pointer is directly over the 4 and the next dial (to the right) is between 9 and 0, you should write down 3.

In the example above, the meter reading you would need to provide is 56206.

How do I read my gas meter?

You can easily find your gas meter type from the ones shown below and follow the examples given to see how to read your own meter.

Digital metric meter

This reading would be 00235.

Digital imperial meter

This reading would be 3121.

Dial meter

This reading would be 9838.