A two-rate meter, or Economy 7 meter, will give you two meter readings one for your day usage and one for your night usage. 

They’ll be shown differently depending on your meter but they work and are read in the same way. Some will display your readings as ‘low’ and ‘normal’ others will show as ‘day’ and ‘night’ and some as rates, Rate 1 and Rate 2 for example. 

  • First press the display test button
  • Read the low/night rate
  • Keep pressing the display test button until the normal/day reading appears
  • Write down both sets of numbers from left to right and any zeros at the beginning


When you submit your readings in your online account, the boxes will be labelled normal/day and low/night, so you’ll know exactly where to submit them.