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MPRN & MPAN Identifiers

What is an MPRN and an MPAN?

  • MPRN - M Number (MPRN, Meter Point Reference Number) – the unique reference applied to the gas supply point in a premise, the gas industry version of the S Number
  • MPAN - MPAN Core - The unique reference for a metering system at a supply point. The ‘bottom line’ of the S Number, the first two digits of which signify the PES Region within which the supply point is based.
  • Top Line - the first 8 digits of the S Number displaying Profile Class, Meter Timeswitch Code and Line Loss Factor.
  • S Number - a unique identifier used in the electricity market to define the supply point for a meter and its generic characteristics.  Made up of the MPAN Core and the Top Line.

Utilising the elements of the S Number, the PES Region, Profile Class, Meter Timeswitch Code and Line Loss Factor enables an accurate bespoke price to be calculated for your meter.

Why are they important?

In the business energy market prices and contract are struck on a bespoke for each business based on set criteria.

This criteria is based on your metering configuration, consumption, credit score, location, business type, demand profile, contract length and payment method.

A crucial element of this is the M Number in the gas industry and the S Number in the electricity industry. These references identify the metering configuration, location and demand profile of the customer and enable accurate pricing to be executed.

As a result the S Number and M Number are critical pieces of information that help get your business the best deal on your energy.

As a result it is important to identify your S Number or M Number quickly and easily. These should always be presented on your bills however they can be tucked away and easy to miss. 

Below is a summary of where to find the metering information on each supplier’s bill.

Where to find your Metering Information on your bill:

British Gas Business:

  • Electricity S Number: Second Page, Top right hand corner. See an example BGB electricity bill.
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: Second Page, in the “Details of Charges” section, Top left hand side. See an example BGB gas bill.

CNG

  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: First Page, Upper left hand side above the supply address. See an example CNG gas bill.

Corona Energy

  • Awaiting new bill formats

Crown Gas & Power

  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: First Page, Middle left hand side, below the supply address. Headed "Meter Point".
  • See an example Crown Gas & Power Bill

Dual Energy

  • Awaiting new bill formats

DONG Energy

  • Awaiting new bill formats

E.ON

Ecotricity

EDF

  • Electricity S Number: Secong Page, bottom left hand corner. EDF Energy Bill
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: Second Page, bottom left hand corner

Extra Energy

  • Awaiting new bill formats

Gazprom Energy

  • Electricity S Number: Second page, top right hand corner below tax point date.
  • Electricity MPAN: Second page, top left hand corner below Gazprom Energy logo
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: First Page, in the “Invoice Summary” section, far left hand column, described as “MPR”. See an example Gazprom Energy gas bill.

Haven Power

  • Awaiting new bill formats

Hudson Energy

  • Awaiting new bill formats

nPower

  • Awaiting new bill formats

Opus Energy

Ovo Energy

  • Electricity S Number: Not published
  • Electricity MPAN: First page, upper right hand side above "Contract end date"; See an example Ovo Energy electricity bill
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: First page, upper right hand side above "Contract end date"

Scottish Power

  • Electricity S Number: Third Page, half way down, Left hand side at the bottom of the “Energy charges this period” section, opposite the “Total electricity charges” subtotal. See an example Scottish Power electricity bill
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: Third Page, half way down, Left hand side at the bottom of the “Gas charges this period” section, opposite the “Total gas charges” subtotal.

SSE

  • Awaiting new bill formats

Total Gas & Power

  • Electricity S Number: First Page, in the “Charge Description” section, far left hand column, described as “Supply Number”. See an example Total Gas & Power electricity bill
  • Gas Meter Point Reference Number, MPRN: First Page, in the “Statement” section, left hand column, described as “MPR”. See an example Total Gas & Power gas bill

For more help in finding your MPAN or MPRN or for advice on any aspect of business energy simply give us a call on 0800 051 5770, we’d be happy to help. We also offer a free quote for gas or electricity and a free renewal comparison service.