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A guide to Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS)


At The Energy Desk, we understand that in some circumstances changing your energy supplier can be a pretty big deal, and there are many different factors that you will need to take into consideration before deciding to make the switch.

One thing that you especially need to be aware of when switching suppliers that you may not have too much knowledge about is your meter point administration number, as it is a crucial part of making sure your transition runs smoothly.

Therefore, in our latest blog post the TED team provide a detailed guide on MPAS, and provide you with information on how our energy service provider specialists can help you save money when switching suppliers.

So, what is Meter Point Administration Service?

MPAS is a service that’s run by each of the UK’s Distribution Network Operators, or DNO’s for short. A DNO is responsible for distributing electricity in their region, and there are currently 14 licensed DNO’s across the UK.

Each DNO manages their own specific MPAS database, which is more commonly addressed as the Electricity Central Online Enquiry Service (ECOES). The ECOES database is important, as it stores the information as it will store energy consumption details for all addresses within its catchment area.

The ECOES database also hosts an abundance of additional information, however one piece of data that is particularly important for you when switching supplier is your Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN).

Your Meter Point Administration Number is a unique 21-digit code, that is vastly important when switching energy suppliers as it gives your new provider a quick and efficient way to identify your property.

In most cases, you won’t need to retrieve your MPAN yourself as your supplier will be able to take the data from the ECOES database. However, in some cases, the information needed to identify your MPAN may be missing. Subsequently, your new provider will not be able to single out your property, and the switch process could be delayed as a result.

If this scenario unfolds, contact your DNO and they should be able to assist you with your query.

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A guide to Meter Point Administration Service (MPAS)
The Energy Desk