Two metres. Two Standing Charges.

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ZZaffy
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edited 4 April 2023 at 12:17PM in Energy
On the property, there are two metres. Therefore, I am paying two lots of standing charges.  One metre 3 phase is for the small livery yard and one metre is for my home. Can I have one metre removed to save on the doubling up of standing charges? 
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  • frugalmacdugal
    frugalmacdugal Posts: 10,077 Forumite
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    Hi,
    doubt it, your 3 phase will be on a different tariff to your house, have a look at your bills.
  • ZZaffy
    ZZaffy Posts: 170 Forumite
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    Thank you.  Yes on different tariff.  Is it not possible to change tariff?
  • MattMattMattUK
    MattMattMattUK Posts: 8,767 Forumite
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    ZZaffy said:
    Thank you.  Yes on different tariff.  Is it not possible to change tariff?
    I would imagine the single phased residential supply is for your home, and the three phase supply is a commercial supply as three phase are fairly rare for residential properties? Does the livery yard operate on a commercial basis, does it need three phase? 
  • ZZaffy
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    I have just had the whole of the livery yard re-wired. It was dangerous. I do not know why 3 phase was put in and did not know it had been until it was pointed out to me by a livery client.  Lighting is the only thing that is used on the yard.  The yard only used 705kwh last year.  The domestic side, my home, used 3330 kwh last year.  The yard is used on a self employed basis. I use one person for a couple of hours per day. Two metres and two lots of standing charges seems excessive. 
  • matt_drummer
    matt_drummer Posts: 1,358 Forumite
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    `All' you need to do is run a supply from your house to the livery to feed the lighting.

    Then you can have the 3 phase supply disconnected and stop paying the standing charge.

    How practical and expensive that might be, I don't know, but an electrician will be able to tell you very easily.
  • Ectophile
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    Is one a business supply. and one residential?  That may make a difference in what's best to do.

    If the livery yard supply is big enough to supply your house, there's nothing stopping you from paying an electrician to re-wire your house into that supply.  Then ask the electricity company to disconnect the house supply.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • sevenhills
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    Ectophile said:
    Is one a business supply. and one residential?  That may make a difference in what's best to do.

    If the livery yard supply is big enough to supply your house, there's nothing stopping you from paying an electrician to re-wire your house into that supply.  Then ask the electricity company to disconnect the house supply.
    Isn't business electricity more expensive than domestic?
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    Ectophile said:
    Is one a business supply. and one residential?  That may make a difference in what's best to do.

    If the livery yard supply is big enough to supply your house, there's nothing stopping you from paying an electrician to re-wire your house into that supply.  Then ask the electricity company to disconnect the house supply.
    And pay 20% VAT plus a few other contractual downsides.
  • ZZaffy
    ZZaffy Posts: 170 Forumite
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    Eon said regarding meters "have to contact National Grid."
  • ZZaffy
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    Rang National Grid.  They said "nothing to do with us, it is your utility suppliers concern."  I'll ring EON again.
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