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If you're planning an extension or you need your meter moved, we're here to help.
Any work including the cables running up to and including the meter will be done by the network operator. Anything after the meter or to do with the internal wiring of your home can be completed by an electrician.
We may also be able to help with tree-cutting and repairs to external meter boxes or doors. If we can't, we'll tell you who can help.
We need to know where the meter is now, its new position and the approximate distance. We also need a daytime phone number so we can let you know how much it will cost. You’ll also need to contact a local electrician so that the wiring that connects your appliances to the meter is moved at the same time.
If you haven't already thought about it, now would be a good time to move your meter outside. To do this you will need to provide and fit the meter box, which you can purchase from any branch of 'Jewsons'.
If you’re unsure if we’re your local network operator, please phone us on 0800 975 1532*. Our advisers will take your details and pass them to the right people who’ll contact you to discuss the work.
For queries about moving your gas meter, call our gas enquiry line on 0800 980 8476*. We may need to pass your details on to your local gas network operator to deal with your query.Although getting your meter moved is a chargeable job, if you or anyone in your home is registered for our Careline we may be able to help you with some of the cost.
If you no longer need your electricity meter and cable, either because the property is being demolished or you are converting flats back into one property, you'll need to ask us to remove your electricity supply. You'll also need to send us a plan of the property and give us a daytime telephone number and correspondence address so we can contact you about the work. If the building is going to be demolished, we also need to know the demolition date.
Although we own the cables, we need authorisation from your electricity supplier before we can disconnect them. We'll contact your supplier on the same day we receive your request and, while we wait for their authorisation, we'll prepare a quotation for the work needed to disconnect the property.
We will start work once we have received:
Please note that you need to give us six weeks' notice.
Please phone us on 0800 048 3516
For queries about removing a gas supply, call our gas enquiryline on 0800 980 8476*. We may need to pass your details on to your local gas network operator to deal with your query.
and include the following information:
For queries about a new gas supply call our gas enquiry line on 0800 980 8476*. We may need to pass your details on to your local gas network operator to deal with your query.
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SSE and associated brands: Scottish Hydro, Southern Electric, SWALEC and Atlantic are all trading names of:
SSE Energy Supply Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 03757502
(Supply of Electricity, Home Phone, Broadband & Feed in Tariffs);
Southern Electric Gas Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 02716495
(Supply of Gas);
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(Supply of Water);
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(Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Gas Installations and Eco);
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(Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products);
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