What is an MPRN Meter Number?
If you’re unsure what an MPRN meter number is or have been asked for one by your new business gas supplier or business energy broker. Our guide will explain how to find it and what an MPRN number is.
What is an MPRN number?
Your MPRN number which stands for Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) is a unique number assigned to gas meters in domestic and business properties. It should be between 6 and 10 digits and will be numbers only, so no letters.
You should be able to find your MPRN on your gas bill. listed as ‘Meter Point Reference’, ‘Meter Point Number’ or simply as ‘Meter Number’, ‘M Number’ or even ‘Supply Number’ or ‘Endpoint’. It just depends on who your supplier is and what they call your MPRN number on your gas bill.
To be clear, this is not the same number as your customer account number, nor should it be confused with your ‘MPAN number‘ which means Meter Point Administration Number which is assigned to your electricity meter.
What happens to my MPRN number if I move?
If you change gas suppliers, these numbers will not change and will remain the same as they are linked to the property. However, if you’re planning to move to a new property, then you will be assigned a new MPRN number in your new property as each MPRN is directly linked to the meter and property and not to the business or gas account holder.
When you move to your new property and agree on a new contract with a gas supplier, they will let you know your new MPRN numbers for your new property which you will continue to use, so long as you live in or operate from and continue to require a gas supply for your home or business.
Do I need an MPRN number and an MPAN number?
You will only need these numbers if you have either a gas meter or an electricity meter or both. They are both numbers that are assigned to gas meters and electricity meters, in both domestic and business properties. Whether or not you need an MPRN or MPAN number depends on how your home or business property is powered and heated.
For instance, many rural properties only have access to electricity and have not been connected to the mains gas supply. Instead of gas, they use heating oil to warm their homes. As so, they will not require a gas meter for their property and so will not have an MRPN number. This may also be the case with some business properties, but it really depends on individual circumstances.
Are you looking to switch business gas suppliers?
Whatever the reason for your interest in MPRN meter numbers, we hope we’ve been able to answer many of your questions. If it were merely curiosity having seen one on your gas bill and wondering what those numbers meant. We hope we’ve been able to help you better understand another part of your gas bill.
However, if it’s because you’ve started to look for a new business gas supplier as your current contract is nearing the end. We’re sure that our expert business gas brokers will be able to help save you time searching for a new supplier and ultimately, help you save money.