Switch to Smart Metering
We are changing in the way in which BHP homes tenants pay for your heating and hot water.
The previous system involves you being billed for heating and hot water by ENGIE (formerly known as Energy Switch2). We are changing this due to the fact that the battery life of your meter is coming to an end, and as time goes on the meters will no longer be effective.
In order for you to continue to be supplied with heating and hot water a smart meter will be installed at your home. Having a smart meter allows you to pay as you go, so you will only be paying for the heating and hot water that you actually use. Once installed there will be various convenient ways for you to pay for your heating and hot water. You will be able to use Pay Point, Direct Debit, online, cash, or debit/credit card or cash at a local outlet. If you currently have a debt with Switch2, this will be recovered when you top up your meter at the rate of 4%, therefore, for every £10 you top up £4 will go towards clearing the debt you have with Switch2.
BHP is working together with Oakray in order for this change to be rolled out with the least possible disruption to you. We will begin having the meters installed week beginning Monday 8 May 2017. You will therefore be required to arrange access for one day, the date of which you will be notified at a later date.
We will be holding two surgeries at the South Kilburn office, where you will be invited to find out more about these changes and ask any questions you may have. We will also provide a user guide on the day, which will give you an understanding of what kind of meter you will have and how to use it. The surgeries will be held on:
- Tuesday 25 April 2017 from 9am to 5pm
- Thursday 27 April 2017 from 2pm to 7pm - This second session will allow residents, who are working the opportunity to attend after work.
If you have any questions about the switch over please contact us on 020 8937 2405.