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Are you in need of reliable and efficient energy metering services? Look no further. Our team of highly trained and certified electricians are here to provide top-tier electric meter box repair, electric meter repair, energy meter installation and energy meter testing. These services are available 24/7!

We understand the importance of accurate energy measurement and its impact on your home and business. That’s why we offer timely and cost-effective solutions toensure that your energy meters function correctly.

Don’t let faulty or outdated energy meters stress you out any longer. Trust The Local Electricians to get the job done right today. For the past 25 years, we’ve built a reputation for excellent service and are dedicated to delivering the best possible results for our clients. Contact us now to schedule your electric meter repair or installation and get 15% off on your first service from us!

TLE — Experienced & Professional Electrical Metering Experts!

Here at The Local Electrician, we offer our energy metering services to every Sydney household. Our Emergency Electrician team will perform repairs, inspections, installations and relocations on any electrical meter. Having worked in countless homes, small businesses and large commercial buildings, we’re ready to work with electric meters anytime. Here are more reasons we’re the best in the area:

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Licensed & Insured Electricians

Our electricians have undergone rigorous training and have the knowledge and experience to handle all your energy metering needs. We take your safety and satisfaction seriously, which is why we are fully licensed and insured. You can rest easy knowing that our team is fully qualified and capable of delivering top-quality results.

On-time Electrician Or It's Free!

At The Local Electricians, we understand that your time is valuable, so we offer an on-time guarantee for our electric meter repair and installation services. The service is on us if we arrive late for your scheduled appointment. When you choose TLE, you can trust that we’ll be there whenever we say we will.

Same Day Services

In a rush and need energy meter repairs or installation services right away? No problem! At TLE, we offer same-day service to ensure you get the assistance you need as soon as possible. Our team is dedicated to providing prompt and efficient service so that you can get your energy meters back in top condition in no time.

Free Safety Inspection

Your safety will always be our priority. That's why we offer a free safety inspection with all our energy metering services. Our electricians will thoroughly inspect your energy meters and ensure they function safely and efficiently. We want you to feel confident that your energy metering systems are in good hands when you choose us.

5 Year Warranty On All Materials

At The Local Electricians, we stand behind the quality of our work. We offer a 5-year warranty on all materials used in our energy meter installation and repair services. We're confident in the durability and reliability of the materials we use, and we want you to feel the same way.

What is Electrical Metering?

An electrical meter reads the amount of electricity used within an area for billing purposes. This metering data is collected to see how much electricity retailers need to charge people for their electricity consumption. Meters measure the number of kWh used, or energy consumed, during a billing period which will be sent to the energy retailers. A meter reader might at times arrive on-site to perform quick electrical inspections on the electricity meter.

How Many Types of Electric Meters Are There?

There are three types of meters which are mainly used to gather data of a property’s electricity usage.

Accumulation Meter

These meters will measure the overall electricity consumption while having no discernment applied for when it is utilised. The electricity retailer will not charge the rates on the time of day but will charge a flat rate. Another name for this type of meter is a flat rate meter due to it charging at a flat rate. 

There are three types of accumulation meters which will display the reading in different ways

  1. A digital display as the number electrically displayed 
  2. The cyclometer displays the meter reading through an analogue. 
  3. Lastly, a dial display will have 5 digits where a hand will indicate the amount of electricity used. 

The billing period is every three months where a meter reader inspects the system to find the amount of electricity used. It is measured as a total of kWh to each date where the electricity retailer will charge quarterly.

Interval Meter

This meter will measure the electricity used per half an hour. This allows retailers to gather information on the amount of electricity used during the day. With it being easy to know how much electricity is consumed, retailers offer either a flat rate or tariffs to be used when being charged. The meter reader arrives quarterly then sends the information to the electrical retailers to be charged. 

Smart Meter

Smart meters are similar to interval meters but does not need a meter reader to come and analyse the data. The amount of electricity used is sent electronically to the retailer and individuals can read their data electronically as well. When undergoing meter installations, it is now compulsory to have smart meters installed due to being easy to use.

Sydney Peak and Off Times

Within NSW the main electrical retailers are Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy. Each has their own peak, shoulder and off-peak times, measuring when electricity is consumed how much it will cost.


PeakMonday – Friday, 2pm – 8pm (excluding public holidays)

Shoulder: Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays), 7am – 2pm and 8pm – 10pm. Weekends and public holidays, 7am – 10pm

Off-Peak: All other times

Endeavour Energy

Peak: Monday – Friday, 1pm – 8pm (excluding public holidays)

Shoulder: Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays), 7am – 1pm and 8pm – 10pm. Weekends and public holidays, 7am – 10pm

Off-Peak: 10pm – 7am each day

Essential Energy

Peak: Monday – Friday, 7am – 9am, 5pm – 8pm

Shoulder: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, 8pm – 10pm

Off-Peak: All other times

How Does an Electric Meter Read Power?

A majority of meters will read power by kilowatts per hour. One watt is produced by one voltage and amperage measuring the electrical potential. The amount of electricity used will need time added into the formula to give an accurate reading. Every hour the number of kilowatts used is measured, with one kilowatt per hour equalling 1,000 watts. This means that if a light with 100 watts is used for 10 hours, then 100 watts by 10 is 1,000 watts consumed. To know the difference between volts, amps and watts, we encourage reading our article with further information.

How to Choose the Right Electrical Tariff?

Tariffs will be applied depending on how energy is utilised in the property with their being two main types:

  • Flat Rate or Single Rate Tariff – these will not be influenced by off-peak and peak times but will charge a single rate. This one rate will be charged no matter the time or the day electricity is used. When there is a lot of electricity used on a retry this type of tariff will be favoured one. Regular households can also benefit from a single rate especially as most people are home at one specific time. 
  • Time of Use Tariff – the time of day will influence how much electricity was used will be charged. Peak periods are more expensive and off-peak periods are less expensive. This means that if electricity was used during peak times then it would cost more than if it was used during off-peak times. If electricity is mainly used at night or at times during usual off-peak then a person could favour this tariff. Using electrical mainly during off-peak times will cost less than a flat rate.

The Local Electrician — Sydney's Top Energy Metering Services

The Local Electrician will work at any time to carry out reliable and professional
electric meter work. Our electricians are licensed to operate with any electrical metertype while operating with meters under any electrical retailer. We work across Sydney, from Hills District to the Sutherland Shire, to perform any needed electricity metering task. Among our energy metering services are the following:

● Electric meter box repair
● Electric meter repair
● Energy meter installation
● Energy meter testing

Get a Free Quote On Our Energy Metering Services Today

Our team of highly trained and certified electricians can handle all of your energy metering needs. From electric meter box repair to energy meter testing, we can help. Reach out to us today to schedule your electric meter repair or installation service and see the difference for yourself.

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Our skilled electricians are qualified to carry out any electrical repair or installation within Sydney. We strive to deliver absolute customer satisfaction by offering electrical services that are affordable, safe and long lasting.

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