A daily standing charge is used to cover the fixed costs of making gas and/or electricity available for you to use. It is charged against each meter, so if you have one gas meter and one electricity meter, you will be charged two standing charges, one for each fuel supplied. Standing charges are usually given in terms of pence per day (per meter), e.g. 25p/day.
Your standing charge keeps your home connected to the energy network, including maintaining your meter, maintaining the network, and ensuring energy can be transported to your home. Your standing charge also contributes towards the cost of government initiatives like reducing carbon emissions and supporting vulnerable customers.
If you have a 'complex' metering arrangement we apply a separate standing charge for each meter-point we supply.