MPAS - Meter Point Administration Service

Finding out your mpan and current electricity supplier

The Meter Point Administration Service, or MPAS as it's know is operated by the 14 regional electricity distributors that cover the UK. Each distributor operates the service in the area of the UK that they cover independently - distributors can only search and update sites in their own area. There is also an online version of the MPAS database, known as the Electricity Central Online Enquiry Service or ECOES for short, which contains information about every domestic and commercial electricity meter in the UK. The full Ecoes database can only be licensed energy suppliers - limited access is available for commercial end users, but only for sites that they currently occupy. For business and domestic customers the database contains two pieces of vital information. The Mpan or Meter Point Administration Number and the current supplier.

The MPAN is a 21 digit number used to uniquely identify your electricity supply, tariff and supply structure. This number is needed by electricity suppliers when you want to switch your supply. It also confirms the location of the supply.

It also confirms the current supplier for the Mpan, and the supplier history for the last 5 years. This is especially useful if you are taking over a new site, have not received any bills or there are any other issues with the meter.

Use the table below to find the contact details for your local MPAS service.

Distributor ID Region Distribution Company Contact number
10 Eastern England UK Power Networks 0845 601 5467
11 East Midlands Western Power Distribution 0845 603 0618
12 London UK Power Networks 0845 601 5467
13 Merseyside and North Wales SP Energy Networks 0845 270 9101
14 West Midlands Western Power Distribution 0845 603 0618
15 North East England Northern Powergrid 0845 601 3268
16 North West England Electricity North West 0800 195 4141
17 Scotland North SSE Power Distribution 0345 026 2554
18 Scotland South SP Energy Networks 0845 270 9101
19 South East England UK Power Networks 0845 601 5467
20 Southern England SSE Power Distribution 0345 026 2554
21 South Wales Western Power Distribution 0845 601 5972
22 South West England Western Power Distribution 0845 601 5972
23 Yorkshire Northern Powergrid 0845 330 0889
24 Independent Independent Power Networks Ltd 01359 243311
25 Independent ESP Electricity Limited  01372 227560
26 Independent Energetics Electricity Ltd  01698 404949
27 Independent The Electricity Network Company Ltd (GTC)  01359 243311
28 Independent UK Power Networks (IDNO) Limited  0845 601 4516

If you're not sure which Distributor/PES area the mpan is in, click for an interactive map with postcodes. Alternatively get in touch and let Energy Solutions find your Mpan, current supplier and the best options going forward.