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Arranging a meter change is simple, but it's a good idea to make sure a Pay As You Go meter is the best option for you. If you have a credit meter, we've got lots of great ways you can pay your bill, and other ways to help you manage your bills such as registering for an online account.
Before you book an appointment to change your credit meter to a Pay As You Go meter, there are a few things that you need to think about first:
To book an appointment, please contact us and one of our expert advisers will be able to make sure that a Pay As You Go meter is the best option for you. If you're happy to go ahead, we'll arrange an appointment date with you over the phone.
There's normally no charge for installing a Pay As You Go meter. However, there may be occasions where you'll be expected to pay (such as if you've already had one meter change in the last 12 months or if you've missed the original appointment).
The price you pay for electricity and gas will be the same as our standard quarterly tariff paying by cash or cheque.
If you're changing to a Pay As You Go meter because you've got a debt on your account, we can transfer this balance onto the meter.
We know that everyone is different, so we'll talk to you about your ability to pay the weekly debt repayment amount. We can help come to an arrangement that suits you.
This repayment amount will be taken each week from your Pay As You Go meter. If there's not enough credit on your meter to cover this debt recovery and your normal electricity or gas use, it will go into emergency credit.
Green Deal is now closed to new applications. However, if you already have a Green Deal agreement with us, any prices or discounts we quote don't include your Green Deal payments.
**Pay by Direct Debit and get an annual discount of £40 per fuel, deducted from your standing charge. Choose paperless billing and get an annual discount of £6 per fuel, deducted from your standing charge - the following tariffs are excluded: energyplus Care, Woolwich Domestic Heat, EDN, EBICO and all Pay As You Go meter customers. These discounts are inclusive of VAT.
Electricity: 0800 980 0414Gas: 0800 980 0427Moving home: 0800 980 2481
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Learn about your meter
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);
SSE Water Limited Registered in England & Wales No. 06021063
(Supply of Water);
SSE Home Services Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC292102
(Heating & Wiring, Shield Care & Servicing, Gas Installations and Eco);
SSE Energy Solutions Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC386054
(Energy Efficiency Installations & Insulation Products);
SSE Green Deal Provider Limited Registered in Scotland No. SC432920
(Green Deal Scheme)
All members of the SSE Group
The Registered Office of SSE Energy Supply Limited, Southern Electric Gas Limited and SSE Water Limited is 55 Vastern Road Reading Berkshire RG1 8BU
The Registered Office of SSE Home Services Limited, SSE Energy Solutions Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited is Inveralmond House 200 Dunkeld Road Perth PH1 3AQ
SSE Home Services Limited and SSE Green Deal Provider Limited are all authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for certain consumer credit activities.