Your MiData

If you’ve got a question about your MiData, take a look at the answers to our frequently asked questions below.

 

 

What is MiData?

MiData (management information data) is a Government initiative to standardise the way energy companies share their information with you.

Your MiData includes your energy use over the past 12 months as long as you’ve been with us for a year. It also includes a forecast of what you’ll use in the next 12 months, plus your current tariff information.

You can then use this to take action to lower your energy use and bills.

How can I use MiData?

You can view your MiData file online or get it emailed to you by logging in to your account.

You can open your emailed MiData in programmes such as Microsoft Excel or Notepad. The formatting of the data may change depending on which application you’re using to open it.

If you've not got an online account, you can register for one now.

What data will be shared?

This is the information which is included in your MiData:

  • Postcode – The postcode where your energy is provided.
  • Provider – Your energy provider.
  • Electricity tariff – The name of the electricity tariff you’re currently on.
  • Gas tariff – The name of the gas tariff you’re currently on.
  • Electricity payment method – Your current electricity payment method e.g. Direct Debit or Prepayment.
  • Gas payment method – Your current gas payment method e.g. Direct Debit or Prepayment.
  • Meter point admin number (MPAN) – This is a unique number for your electricity supply.
  • Meter point reference number (MPRN) – This is a unique number for your gas supply.
  • Electricity use last year – Your electricity use based on your last 12 months of bills from us. This isn’t available if you’ve been with us for less than a year and will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Gas use last year – Your gas use based on your last 12 months of bills from us. This isn’t available if you’ve been with us for less than a year and will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Electricity contract start date – The date your electricity tariff started.
  • Gas contract start date – The date your gas tariff started.
  • Last MiData request date – Date your MiData was last requested.
  • Last updated date – Date your MiData was last updated.
  • Next year’s estimated electricity use – Your estimated electricity use for the next 12 months based on your current tariff and energy use. This will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Next year’s estimated gas use – Your estimated gas use for the next 12 months based on your current tariff and energy use. This will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Next year’s estimated electricity cost – Your estimated electricity cost for the next 12 months based on your current tariff and energy use. This will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Next year’s estimated gas cost – Your estimated gas cost for the next 12 months based on your current tariff and energy use. This will be based on estimates if we haven’t got any meter readings.
  • Electricity contract end date – The date your electricity tariff ends. If it is blank, your tariff has no end date.
  • Gas contract end date – The date your gas tariff ends. If it is blank, your tariff has no end date.

Where can I get more information?

More information about MiData is available from the Department for Business Innovation & Skills.