What time is off peak for electric?

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Just wondering what times 'off peak' fall into?
LBM-29/08/07
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  • Hi,

    It can kick in from 12-7am or 12:30-7:30am depending on region for E7.

    Your Supplier would be able to confirm it correctly.

    It's not uncommon though for them to be out by hours. This helps some customer save money, but not all.

    See if the night dial has started recording at at 11:50 and then against just after 12. If not, try it for the 12:30 routine. Thats if you don't want to call your Supplier.

    E10 and the various Flexiheat, E18 etc etc...they are different issues.
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  • tomsticklandtomstickland Forumite
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    I'm in the South West and it's approx 1am to 8am.
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  • SwanJonSwanJon Forumite
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    There's another thread out there with specifics on - that might help.
    I've found this - any help?
    For London/SWALEC/SWEB you may need to ask your supplier

    Eastern - 12 – 7 am or 12:30 - 7:30 Winter and 1 - 8 or 1:30 to 8:30 Summer
    East Midlands - 1 – 8 am (timeswitch) 12-7 am (teleswitch)
    London - Differs from property to property
    Manweb / Scottish Power Area - 12 – 7 am (winter) 1-8 am (summer)
    Midlands - 12:30 – 7:30 am
    Northern - 11 – 6 am (winter) 12 – 7 am (summer)
    Norweb - 10.30pm to 12.30am and 2.30am to 7.30am
    Southern Area - 11:30 - 07:30
    Scottish Hydro Area - 11:30 – 6:30 am
    Seeboard - 10:30 - 00:30 and 02:30 - 07:30 (Some properties are 11:00 - 06:30)
    SWALEC Area - Differs from property to property
    Yorkshire - 12:30 – 7:30 am (winter) 1:30 – 8:30 am (summer)

    SWEB -
    SSC183 - 12 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC184 - 11 – 7 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC244 - 12 – 7 am
    SSC181 - 11:30 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC182 - 11 – 7 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC180 - 12 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
  • Nice one Swanjon, couldn't find the other threads.

    OP - Worth also noting that if you have an Off Peak only meter with bursts OP1/OP2/OP3, the bursts are different to E7 as they can be through the day.
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  • SwanJonSwanJon Forumite
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    Found it.
    ChumpusRex provided a lisgt which may help those other regions
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?p=6777775#post6777775
  • BexTechBexTech Forumite
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    SwanJon wrote: »
    Midlands - 12:30 – 7:30 am


    1:30 - 8:30 in the Summer.
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    SwanJon wrote: »
    There's another thread out there with specifics on - that might help.
    I've found this - any help?
    For London/SWALEC/SWEB you may need to ask your supplier

    Eastern - 12 – 7 am or 12:30 - 7:30 Winter and 1 - 8 or 1:30 to 8:30 Summer
    East Midlands - 1 – 8 am (timeswitch) 12-7 am (teleswitch)
    London - Differs from property to property
    Manweb / Scottish Power Area - 12 – 7 am (winter) 1-8 am (summer)
    Midlands - 12:30 – 7:30 am
    Northern - 11 – 6 am (winter) 12 – 7 am (summer)
    Norweb - 10.30pm to 12.30am and 2.30am to 7.30am
    Southern Area - 11:30 - 07:30
    Scottish Hydro Area - 11:30 – 6:30 am
    Seeboard - 10:30 - 00:30 and 02:30 - 07:30 (Some properties are 11:00 - 06:30)
    SWALEC Area - Differs from property to property
    Yorkshire - 12:30 – 7:30 am (winter) 1:30 – 8:30 am (summer)


    SWEB -
    SSC183 - 12 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC184 - 11 – 7 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC244 - 12 – 7 am
    SSC181 - 11:30 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC182 - 11 – 7 am (any 7 hours)
    SSC180 - 12 – 8 am (any 7 hours)
    Where did you get the Scottish Power info from because I can't find anything on their website. I phoned them up and was told it's 12 midnight to 8.30am in both summer and winter on the tariff that I'm on :confused:
    I know that 20 years ago it was 11pm - 7.30am or 12 - 8.30 depending on winter/summer because that's when we had the storage heaters put in but after phoning them recently I was told 12 - 8.30 all year round. I did wonder because my meter gives a clunk at 8.28 am every morning all year round and I never see the lights go dim at 11pm any more like they used to
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    Where did you get the Scottish Power info from because I can't find anything on their website. I phoned them up and was told it's 12 midnight to 8.30am in both summer and winter on the tariff that I'm on :confused:

    :confused:

    What tariff is that? Economy 8½
    :doh: Blue text on this forum usually signifies hyperlinks, so click on them!..:wall:
  • IalwaysgetdoneIalwaysgetdone Forumite
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    espresso wrote: »
    :confused:

    What tariff is that? Economy 8½

    Not sure what it's called these days but I was originally on Economy 7. However they told me that the only customers that are still on Economy 7 are those who were on at before they did away with it. Economy 7 under that name is no longer available to new customers.
    I was also told that the off peak between 12 and 8.30 is not necessessarily continuously off peak.
    I'm not on the tariff where you get a "boost" of leccy in the afternoon like some are

    EDIT...I have just contacted them to clarify this and apparently my tarrif which is no longer available to new customers is actually off peak for ANY 8.5 hours between TEN pm and 8.30am all year round so I could be blasting away with my tumble dryer at the wrong time and wouldn't know. They say it depends on how old your meter is and where you live also but other Economy 7 tariffs are generally any 7 hours in an 8.5 hour period USUALLY between 12midnight and 8.30am but can also be 12-8
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    Not sure what it's called these days but I was originally on Economy 7. However they told me that the only customers that are still on Economy 7 are those who were on at before they did away with it. Economy 7 under that name is no longer available to new customers.
    I was also told that the off peak between 12 and 8.30 is not necessessarily continuously off peak.
    I'm not on the tariff where you get a "boost" of leccy in the afternoon like some are

    EDIT...I have just contacted them to clarify this and apparently my tarrif which is no longer available to new customers is actually off peak for ANY 8.5 hours between TEN pm and 8.30am all year round so I could be blasting away with my tumble dryer at the wrong time and wouldn't know. They say it depends on how old your meter is and where you live also but other Economy 7 tariffs are generally any 7 hours in an 8.5 hour period USUALLY between 12midnight and 8.30am but can also be 12-8


    Thank goodness someone else is on a tariff like mine with Scottish Power region. I too, was ridiculed by Espresso when I said I had an 8 1/2 hour off peak time. I have always had this in this region. It runs from midnight to 8.30 am in the summer and 11 pm to 7.30 am in the winter and I have checked these times by waiting beside the meter to see the red light switch between 'low' and 'normal' at the appropriate time. I've even taken readings to check that no 'normal' units are being used during the 8 1/2 hour stretch.(Must get a life!!)

    Before I get any further sarcasm about the name Economy 7. Our original tariff was called White Meter, I understand it only changed to Economy 7 to bring the name into line with other regions. I'm told though that new customers to the rate only get 7 hours.

    If further confirmation were needed, time clock jammed several months ago and new clock was fitted by power company. Engineer set it up for the 8 1.2 hour period.
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