Energy company promises to pay customers to use electricityOctopus Energy’s new Agile tariff tracks wholesale electricity prices, allowing customers to take advantage if there is an excess of supply and the electricity price “goes negative”.
Across Britain, whenever more electricity is generated than consumed, wholesale prices fall – sometimes to below zero – at which point suppliers are paid to take energy off the grid.
The company has capped the maximum amount customers can be charged at 35p/kWh – about three times its standard electricity price.
Agile Octopus | Octopus Energy
I can see how this would interest someone with an EV & Powerwall (once ToU shifting is enabled), or similar home battery, assuming all can be automated easily.