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Reading your electricity meter in France

How do you go about reading your meter?

Do you have an electronic meter?

If you are on the basic setting:

Just press the scroll button marked D. The reading in kilowatt-hours is then displayed.

Peak / off-peak hours option:

Before taking your reading, first check which type of tariff you are on.

 If you read your meter during the off-peak tariff period, press the scroll button marked D (Défilement/Scroll) twice: the first result you will see displayed shows the off-peak hours. The second shows the peak hours.

If you read your meter during the peak tariff period, press the scroll button marked D (Défilement) twice: the first result you will see displayed shows the peak hours. The second shows the off-peak hours.

Do you have an electromechanical meter?

If your meter only has one dial, this means you have the basic option:

All you need to do is read the figures shown.

If your meter has two dials, then it is the peak / off-peak hours option:

All you need to do is read the figures shown.

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