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EVEZY code -£50 off: d409e
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I just got an email about my Octopus Go tariff:

Your current Octopus Go prices
Peak unit rate: 16.03p / kWh
Off-peak unit rate: 5.00p / kWh
Standing charge: 25.00p / day

Your new Octopus Go prices
Peak unit rate: 35.11p / kWh
Off-peak unit rate: 7.50p / kWh
Standing charge: 49.38p / day

I'm a bit hacked off that the standing charge has doubled to nearly 50p a day. This has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of energy and is purely because OFGEM regulates only the cost per unit of electricity.
Ofgem do have a price cap on standing charges.

Ofgem price caps do not apply to fixed price tariffs.

The increase in SC is to recoup the money lost due to the failed suppliers.

 

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EVEZY code -£50 off: d409e
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I tried signing up to this tariff earlier this week when I discovered its existence.

The marketing blurb states that you need a compatible charger OR a compatible car.

However during the signup process it asks for the make/model of car AND make/model of charger, it will not permit signup progression without entering both.

I don't have a wall charger, I just use the Tesla granny, so I was hoping that this intelligent tariff was a solution to lower cost off peak charging.

So, is a wall charger necessary for this tariff or not?
No.
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