Your electricity MPAN or Meter Point Administration Number is the unique identifying number for your properties meter supply point in a similar way that gas has a unique identifying number with an MPR or Meter Point Reference Number. Your MPAN is sometimes referred to as the supply number and is unique to each meter and each property. Although suppliers can change the MPAN remains consistent.
Your supplier has an obligation to print this on your bills, however some suppliers decide to only print the bottom half of this and remove the valuable top line. It can normally be located by finding a large "S" on the bill and it has a set industry format indicated by a unique set of 21 digits normally displayed in the same format as this example. If you can’t initially find your MPAN number on your electricity bill then it may be printed on the 2nd or 3rd page, but a supplier must print this information on every electricity bill.
If you don't have an electricity bill available, which can be the case when you move into a new property it is still possible to find out what your MPAN is. You can do this by locating your electricity meter and looking for the unique meter serial number which is printed on every meter. In most cases there are lots of number printed on the meter, but you need to find the serial number only, we often advise customer to take a picture of the meter and we will help identify this for you. Armed with the serial number and the full address of the property, including the correct postcode you can call your local Distribution company for your area, and they will be able to provide you with the full 13 digit MPAN core over the telephone or bottom line as its called in the industry.
The telephone numbers for each local Distribution Company’s MPAS service are listed here:
What Do All The Numbers Mean?