@Poppy78 The simple answer is yes, but how much it's going to cost will depend on your property, when you wanted it doing and who you get to do it - can run into the hundreds of pounds. There are a lot of independent firms who supply and fit gas and electric meters and if you engage one of them they'll liaise with SP on your behalf to get it registered and confirm new opening reads. The benefit of using an independent firm is that you'll get it done to your spec and timescale. If you ask SP to do it, they'll 'negotiate' a price and timescale with you and it might not fit in with your building schedule.
Remember, you do not have to have a smart meter, but any new meter fitted will almost certainly be digital as I do not think they make the old dial analogue ones any more. SP should be able to supply you with one of these if you ask, but of course, you'll have to pay for it, and knowing SP, a couple days after they've fitted it, you'll start getting asked if you want a smart-meter fitted, 'at no extra cost'
TBH I would go down the route of seeing if SP can adjust your existing Eco7 meter to a single rate and change your tariff accordingly. Some meters can be altered this way and it would save a lot of hassle and cost if yours could.
A third alternative is to see which suppliers CAN adjust your meter and tariff, and switch to them. Some used to be able to do as simple a thing as combine the two Eco7 readings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it would result in a cost-effective tariff.
I have been trying to get the meter changed on 2 attempts since Feb 6th 2019, first time SP did not process the order properly, the seceond time after waiting in all day and callin on the 10th April at 2.20pm to confirm that the job was still happening, between 12 and 4pm , omly to find out that the meter company had told SP 2 days prior that the job was not going to take place.
I applied to Scottish Power to have my pre pay economy 7 meter changed for a credit meter. There is no charge for this service. Sadly, there are no 2 rate credit meters available. After 2 failed appointments (booked 3 weeks ahead, but first one just didn’t turn up, then second appt, again 3 weeks to wait, was cancelled the day before by SP, as they have no meters for Eco 7 Credit meters.
I’m left very frustrated and paying over the odds, pre paying for my electric, and when it runs out I have to leg it to the nearest PayPoint - I can’t even pay over phone or online.
I’m informed by SP that they have no idea when (or if) they will be able to fit an Eco 7 credit meter, and they are talking months, not weeks. As I have Night storage heaters I need a 2 rate meter.
So good luck getting your Eco 7 meter changed. None of the smaller, cheaper companies can change the meters, free or chargeable, so I’m stuck.
@Harkster You should ask customer services to start the process 0800 027 0072
It is not a quick process, your meter will need to be changed, and you will have to pass a credit check and set up a DD from your banl account. Then you need to choose the best tariff out of the many available. Do not go onto the standard default tariff because it is the most expensive, you need one of the 12 or 24 month fixed prices tariffs.