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  • Title: MPAN

    Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN)

  • 1. What is an MPAN?


    The MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) is a unique 13-digit reference used in Great Britain that identifies each electricity supply point. To arrange the metering for your new property you will need an MPAN to give to your chosen electricity supplier.

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    2. Where will I find an MPAN?


    For existing properties:


    MPANs can be found on energy bills.

    If you don’t have an energy bill for the property (you have just moved in) please contact MPAS 0345 026 2554 or mpas@sse.com.

    For new properties:

    Once you have accepted and paid the connection charge in your quote, we will contact you to discuss your programme of works. If you are ready to start work and have the full postal address from the Royal Mail for the property, send this to us and we will send you the new MPAN. 

    You can request your MPAN online through our website via your job application by clicking on the ‘Request MPANs’ button.  Once your request has been received and processed, you can obtain your MPAN for your job by clicking on the ‘Obtain MPANs’ button.

    For connections over 69kVA and for connections involving distributed generation we require additional technical information which you can get from your electrical contractor.  

    Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs)

    Please note we do not issue MPANs for IDNO networks. IDNOs will register and issue their own MPANs.

    Distribution Exemption Holders (DEHs) Half-Hourly and Non Half-Hourly

    When a customer sits within a private network and wishes to register with a third party supplier, a DEH agreement needs to be set up. The customer must contact their supplier who will contact us to discuss possible solutions.




    3. Already have an MPAN?


    If you have been issued with a MPAN but can’t locate the correspondence please contact your dedicated Team Manager or Project Manager to request a copy.

    If you had previously applied online, you can re-obtain your MPAN for your job by clicking on the ‘Obtain MPANs’ button again.

    4. Choosing an electricity supplier


    Once you have your MPAN you need to register with an electricity supplier. 
    The registration process normally takes at least 28 days so you should get in touch with your chosen supplier as soon as possible. 
    A quick internet search for lists of Energy Suppliers will provide you with an array of different electricity suppliers to choose from. Suggested sources of information can be found at: www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers

    For further consumers’ information on your energy supply, follow the links to Citizens Advice by clicking here for England, or here for Wales, or here for Scotland.

    5. Arranging the meter installation


    Once you have a confirmed date for the connection you should let your electricity supplier know as soon as possible so they can arrange the metering on the same day as we complete our works. They are likely to need at least 10 working days notice to organise the metering so please allow plenty of time for this to ensure you can use your new electricity supply as soon as possible.

    If you need any help or have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dedicated Team Manager or Project Manager. For further guidance please see our New connections guide - step three - getting your meters installed.