What is a Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN) or Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Your MPAN and MPRN are important for recording the energy supply at your premises.

But do not worry if you do not know yours ­‑ our guide below shows you where to find them, you will need your MPAN or MPRN when gathering quotations from different suppliers.

Your numbers are linked to your premises.  If you change your supplier but are not moving premises, your numbers will not change. You will need to let your new supplier know your MPAN and MPRN as part of the switching process.

If you move location, your numbers will change. You may need to give the MPAN and MPRN for your old premises as part of the moving process. Your energy supplier will let you know your new numbers when you move into your new location.

If you are both changing supplier and moving, your numbers will change. Your new supplier will tell you the numbers for your new premises.

Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN)

What is an MPAN?

An MPAN is a unique number for the electricity meter in your property. It’s sometimes called a Supply Number.

How to find your MPAN

Meter Point Reference Number

The majority of electricity utility bills have the MPAN number displayed.  It will normally appear as a 13 digit number in a box marked 'supply number', just like is shown in the example above.  The numbers above are simple known as the top line, these maybe requested to help indentify your supply.

Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

What is an MPRN?

An MPRN is a unique number for your gas meter. Like an MPAN, this isn’t the same as your customer reference number.

How to find your MPRN

Meter Point Reference Number

This number will be on your gas bill. It’s a long number of up to 10 digits.  It is often referred to as the 'Meter Point Reference Number', the example shown is how it often appears.

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