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Are you getting the most out of your Meter Operator (MOP) Service?

Most businesses will require a MOP contract to manage and monitor their electricity consumption. TED is here to keep the costs down and the service levels high, whether you’re setting up a new connection or looking to switch to a new metering service.

As the market is now deregulated there are a host of competitive options available to you; we can find the perfect agreement to suit your business and help you avoid unnecessary costs and hassle. 

Find out about the fantastic cost-efficient service we can secure on your MOP contract; give us a call today on 03330 151 221.

What is a MOP contract?

A Meter Operator agreement or (MOP contract) is a legal requirement for all half hourly electricity supplied meters. This contract covers the supply of the meter, maintenance and the necessary telecommunications for sending your consumption data to your energy supplier.

A Meter Operator (or MOP) is the company that will fit your meter and then provide on-going meter maintenance.  If your site has a supply demand of over 65kw, you will require a half-hourly meter (HH) to be fitted.

If your business has low electricity consumption your supplier will allocate the local meter operator to install non half-hourly (NHH)  metering at your site.

You must arrange a contract (known as a Meter Operator Agreement or MOP contract) with your chosen meter operator in order for this work to go ahead. Sites with a maximum demand of over 100kW are required to have metering installed that is capable of measuring consumption in half hourly periods. The meters are read remotely via a telecommunications link. This type of metering is governed by an industry Codes of Practice; Code 3 for sites with a maximum demand exceeding 1MW, and Code 5 for sites with a maximum demand over 100kW.

Meter Operator (MOP) contracts can be charged as a separate element on electricity bills or can be charged annually. As the market is now deregulated, such a competitive market offers a wide range of purchasing options and we can offer advice and expertise in making your purchasing decisions. Whether your main driver is around cost or service, TED is here to keep the costs down and the service levels high.


The Energy Desk MOP Services

Working in partnership with a fully-accredited MOP, we will take care of supply, installation, maintenance and operation of your electricity meter to reduce the cost associated with these services, no matter the size of your business.

Your MOP system will operate on the same platform as your data services facility, allowing for a seamless integration with metering systems, making the process of two-way data communication fast, effective and simple.

What you get:-

  • Full national coverage
  • Guaranteed service levels
  • We manage the whole contract process
  • We liaise with your supplier and confirm network and CT ratios on your behalf
  • Very latest in metering and communications technology
  • Rapid on-call maintenance and fault resolution
  • No hidden charges

Questions about Meter Operator (MOP) Services?

What is a MOP contract?

A Meter Operator agreement or (MOP contract) is a legal requirement for all half hourly electricity supplied meters. Read the full explanation for what is a MOP contract?

What is half hourly metering?

Half hourly metering gives accurate information about how much energy you’re using. This is required for all businesses with a supply greater than 65kW.

How much should a meter operator agreement or meter operations contract cost?

Meter operator agreement costs from £250.00 to £500.00 per annum depending on factors such as the meter operator and the type of meter. There will usually be a separate charge for the communications link which varies from area to area.

How do I get a new MOP contract or Meter Operator Agreement set up?

Just get in touch with TED and we can take care of the whole process, including:

  • Communication with supplier(s)
  • The contract paperwork
  • Installation and maintenance arrangements
  • Providing you with clear information about your MOP agreement
  • Sharing and analysing consumption data
Can you arrange a Meter Operator Agreement for me?

Yes, we are able to assist in all aspects related to Meter Operator Agreements, as well as provide commercial metering services.

Does a MOP agreement include the collection and delivery of my supply data?

Although you are free to select different companies for your Meter Operations and Data Collection, many companies combine this solution to eliminate problems within the supply chain.

What is Mocopa?

The Meter Operation Code of Practice Agreement is an agreement between Electricity Distribution Businesses and Electricity Meter Operators which authorises meter operators to install and connect meters to the electricity network, under safety, technical and business interface requirements.

How do electric meters read power usage?

Analogue electric meters require monthly readings whereas modern digital meters automatically send energy usage data to the utility company. Regardless of which meter is fitted on your premises, both measure electricity usage via kilowatt hours. This is the measurement of watts consumed in a given time. Digital meters are considered to be more accurate in their readings than the analogue counterparts while also recording net electricity usage if your business has wind turbines or solar panels installed. The direction of energy flow is displayed on the meter’s screen.

Contact Ted Today

If you would like to find out more information with regards to how the energy experts here at TED can assist you with your MOP contract, give us a call today on 03330 151 221.

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