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Landlords and Contractors

How can I reduce the power rating of a larger supply?

Multirate has monthly standing and availability charges based on the power rating of the supply (around £2.50/month per kVA of Maximum Import Capacity). For example, a 100kVA supply would have ongoing charges of around £250 a month, regardless of how much electricity is being used. You may therefore wish to discuss downgrading the supply with NIE Networks. There are a few important things to consider before downgrading the supply:

  • A lower power rating may make the property less attractive to prospective tenants
  • It may involve modifying the electrical switchgear at considerable expense

If you are still interested please contact NIE Networks at 03457 643 643.