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Schedule 4: UK nationally approved electricity meters

Electricity Act 1989: Statutory register of all pattern approved electricity meters suitable for billing purposes in the UK.

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Schedule 4: UK nationally approved electricity meters

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UK nationally approved electricity meters are approved under the Electricity Act 1989 and the pattern or construction of the meter type must conform to the requirements specified in the accompanying regulations.

Formal approval certificates are issued by the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to manufacturers of electricity meters. The meters are then listed in Schedule 4 of the Meters (Certification) Regulations, (SI 1998/1566), which is a statutory register of all pattern approved electricity meters suitable for billing purposes in the UK.

If you would like to be notified when Schedule 4 has been updated then please email: electricity.metering@beis.gov.uk.

Contact us

OPSS publishes a range of information and guidance on the legislation that we are responsible for. If you have a specific enquiry regarding the accuracy of your gas and/or electricity meter, we recommend you complete the online enquiry form, choose the relevant legislation and follow the on screen instructions.

Alternatively you can contact the OPSS helpdesk on 0121 345 1201.

It is open:

  • Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 16:00

Or in writing to:

Office for Product Safety and Standards
4th Floor Cannon House
18 The Priory Queensway
Birmingham
B4 6BS

Published 31 January 2014
Last updated 4 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include the latest version of Schedule 4.

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  3. The attachment - Schedule 4 ( Formal approval certificates issued by Regulatory Delivery to manufacturers of electricity meters ) has been updated.

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  9. Updated list of UK nationally approved electricity meters: Schedule 4.

  10. Updated with latest Schedule 4 document.

  11. The following document has been updated: Schedule 4: UK nationally approved electricity meters

  12. First published.