Close-up of an electric meter with lock in background.

Half Hourly Meters or “00″ electricity meters have a peak load above 100kW and are equipped with a ‘half hourly’ primary meter. These commercial electricity meters cover all sites that have a large commercial supply of electricity and the electricity meter is read every 30-minutes of the day, hence the name half hourly meter.  This means that total consumption is recorded every half hour, and this information is automatically retrieved from the meter and passed directly to the energy supplier ensuring your energy bills are accurate.

Energy Procurement offers a comprehensive, and independent managed electricity tendering service for Half Hourly sites.  We provide a detailed financial comparison between your current business electricity tariff, your suppliers renewal offer, and invited tenders from our range of suppliers.  We then illustrate these findings and present this in an easy to understand format comparing like for like costing’s in our report.  Within our report we present our supplier recommendation based not only on price, but delivery of service, support levels and contract type and length of contract.  This information, combined with our monthly market report will allow your business to select the most competitive and appropriate contract to meet your specific needs. This is all free of charge.

Half Hourly Market Background

Since de-regulation in April 1994 two distinct retail market segmentations have emerged in the UK electricity markets, half-hourly metered sites and that of non half-hourly metered sites. The retail electricity market in the UK has become highly competitive in both segments.

Two distinct market trends have emerged from this as the various supply companies decide upon their chosen strategy to cope with intensive competition.

The first discernible trend is that as the various participants are merging in an effort to consolidate, market share reaches critical mass allowing operational costs to be apportioned over greater volumes of customers.

Secondly, suppliers are actively pursuing the business of competitors by employing aggressive pricing policies.  Energy Procurement is ideally positioned to negotiate and tender with these suppliers in pursuit of service and value for money from your chosen supplier.


Written by Ellie Cowmeadow