Selling your energy back to the grid


Business Export Meter Service

If you’re generating your own energy, it’s likely that there will be times when you’ll produce more energy than you need to power your business. Export meters can help you manage this and create extra revenue for your business.

What are export meters?

Export meters are used when businesses are generating their own electricity. The most common example of this is generating solar energy through solar panels on your business’ roof. These meters allow you to sell back any excess energy back to the grid if you don’t have the capacity to store it. A battery may not be the right option for your business so export meters give you the opportunity to sell this energy back on to the grid.

Why choose Flame Energy?

Our team of experts will work with our approved partners to provide an export meter installation for you, so you can carry on with business. We can also organise for you to sell back any excess electricity to the grid for you. Our specialist team have extensive market knowledge to help you sell back to the grid at the best possible price. Your dedicated account manager is contactable via phone, email, or website, available to guide you through the whole process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a smart meter the same as an export meter?

You can get smart export meters which mean they will send automatic reads to the supplier. You can also get NHH/HH export meters which will mean the exports will be monitored and you can get paid accordingly.

Do I need a smart meter to export electricity?

Most suppliers request a HH export meter so that they can see the usage every half hour. This is the most accurate one.

Where do I get an export MPAN?

When you get Solar installed your local DNO (distributor) will produce an export MPAN

How do I find my export MPAN number?

You will need to contact your solar installer or the local distributor.

Can I get paid for exporting electricity?

Given market conditions not all suppliers are offering this at the moment but there are a select few approved suppliers that we use that will pay you on your exported energy.

How many kw can I export?

This depends on the size of your panels and how much energy you use/generate. The bigger the panel size and area will mean more is generated. Some of which you will use, the excess you can export if it’s not stored elsewhere – i.e battery.

How much money can you make selling electricity back to the grid?

This fluctuates depending on market conditions but the suppliers we’re using at the moment are offering between 3 and 5 p/kwh.

Do I need an export meter for solar?

To monitor the exported energy from your solar panels or the excess energy generated that you do not use you will need an export facility. Sometimes we can connect remotely and sometimes we’ll need to physically change the meter                                              


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