What is a microbusiness?

A non-domestic consumer is defined as a microbusiness if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • employs fewer than 10 employees (or their full time equivalent) and has an annual turnover or balance sheet no greater than €2 million; or
  • uses no more than 100,000 kWh of electricity per year; or
  • uses no more than 293,000 kWh of gas per year.


Find out more about how we may service our microbusiness customers a little differently here.

What are mop and dc/da charges?

MOP charges cover the cost of your meter(s) at your business. This includes operating and maintaining your meter(s).

If you have a Half Hourly (HH) meter, the DC/DA charge reflects the costs associated with collecting and handling your metering data.

You may choose to have a direct contract with a MOP/DC/DA in which case you will pay that party directly for these services. Please contact us if you do have your own contract for these services.

Meter point aq

This is the AQ for one Meter Point.

What’s an mpan/mprn supply number?

An MPAN or MPRN supply number is a unique reference number your supplier uses to identify your property and meters. It is specific to the property and doesn’t change.