What does 'Credit mode Bal' display mean on a domestic electricity meter in the UK.

Hi,

Just being curious, what does the 'Credit mode Bal' on a domestic electricity meter mean?

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Can't find anything definitive online.

Is it an incorrect amount of consumed electricity for the last period or some type of credit?

Thanks 

John 

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  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,024
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    Found this if it's any help 

    What does credit mode balance mean on my electric meter?
    There are two methods of paying for your energy with a smart meter: prepayment (also called pay-as-you-go) and credit. In credit mode, you pay for your energy after you've used it. With a prepayment method, you top up your gas and electricity credit and pay for energy as you go.
  • markin
    markin Posts: 3,717
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    It would seem you have a pre pay account with £95 on it, did you just move in?
  • Thanks for the responses. Moved in April this year. My greedy eyes were hoping it was thousands lol. No such luck.
  • PennineAcute
    PennineAcute Posts: 1,127
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    edited 27 November 2023 at 6:26PM
    Hi,

    Just being curious, what does the 'Credit mode Bal' on a domestic electricity meter mean?

    Hopefully a picture will follow here:

        
    Can't find anything definitive online.

    Is it an incorrect amount of consumed electricity for the last period or some type of credit?

    Thanks 

    John 

    Mine also has a balance, that neither ties in with my Octopus balance nor spreadsheet balance.

    I did read somewhere it is supposedly the amount of electricity you have used since your last billing.
  • QrizB
    QrizB Posts: 13,629
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    I did read somewhere it is supposedly the amount of electricity you have used since your last billing.
    That's my understanding too.

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