New Settlement Arrangements for Business Customers

Ofgem recently approved an industry code change, known as ‘P272’. It requires all energy suppliers to change a Non Half Hourly Pro le Class 05-08 electricity supply, that has Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) technology available, to a Half Hourly electricity supply.

Will P272 affect me?

You can check if your site(s) are affected by looking at the Supply Number on your electricity bill. If the first two-digit number, to the right of the ‘S’, is either 05, 06, 07, or 08, then your supply will be changed to Half Hourly by April 2017.

After the change has been made, your next bill will be based on Half Hourly interval data. If you have an AMR meter fitted, then you do not need to change the meter on your site.

What are the benefits for my business?

We will record your usage every half hour, which means we can produce a clear and comprehensive energy pro le that will be specific to your business. In the future, we may use this new data to provide you with bespoke contract offers that better reflect how and when you consume energy.

Will there be any changes to my agency arrangements?

A change of Metering & Data Agents is required as part of the switch to Half Hourly electricity supply. To help make this a simple transition, we will be happy to arrange this for you and include any difference in cost as part of your supply charge. Alternatively, you may choose to appoint your own Half Hourly Agents, just visit:, and go to the ‘BSC Signatories and Qualified Person’ section for more information.

What happens next?

You do not need to take any action. SSE Business Energy will be implementing this change between December 2015 and April 2017.

If your contract end date falls within this period, your supply will be changed to Half Hourly upon renewal. If your contract end date falls outside of this period, or you do not have a contract, we will make alternative arrangements for you, and will contact you before April 2017 with more information.

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