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Hi Mark!
First of all – thanks for this website!
I decided to write as I’m really confused about Economy 10 tariff. I’m on E10 with Eon.
As I’m at home from Christmas, I started to take readings from my meter every day at the beginning and the end of my off peak tariff, which is between 1:30pm-4:00pm. The other two off peak tariffs are 10:00pm-12:30am and 2:30am – 7:30am so difficult to monitor. I’ve got 3 readings: 1-night / off peak, 2-day/standard and 3-stored heat.
I emailed Eon asking which reading should increase when I use for example dishwasher and washing machine between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm.
My readings during that time was:
1:30 pm – 1- 4594 ; 2-27709 ; 3-28526
(washing machine and dishwasher on)
4:00 pm – 1-4594 ; 2-27713 ; 3-28529
As you can see stored heat (3) increased which is ok, but I’m suprised that also my standard rate increased taking this should be an off peak tarrif.

This is the answer from Eon:
I have had a look at your account to investigate your meter timing switch details.
For your general purpose usage the reads would be as follows:
04589 = Night general use (R3) 02:30am – 07:30am (off peak time)
27653 = Day General use (R4) 7:30am -02:30am (peak time)
For your heating –
28504 – stored heat (R5) (22:00- 00.30, 02.30 – 07.30, 13.30-16.00 off peak times)
Therefore your general usage will show on R3 or R4 depending on the time of day the energy is in use.€

Does this mean that for general energy use in Economy 10 we’ve got only 5 hours off peak and 10 hours is for heating ONLY??

Please help as we pay really horrendous bills now…