Energy provider E.On has agreed to recalculate a licensee's £15,000 electricity bill following pressure from the Morning Advertiser.
Graham Rowson has refused to pay E.On after his monthly payments shot up from £414 and hit £2,700 six months ago.
The Saddle Inn in Lea, Preston, a Daniel Thwaites pub, has a single meter reading that E.On blames for the rising bills as it cannot record separate energy rates for night time and weekends.
E.On has been in touch with Rowson. "They have admitted the meter is faulty and are installing a multi-rate meter on Monday morning," said Rowson.
After three months with the new meter E.On will assess the usage to calculate average consumption and apply it to Rowson's unpaid bills.
Rowson thanked the Morning Advertiser for its intervention.