That’s a bit schizophrenic - the price signals tell me they want me to export whatever possible when the grid is under pressure - that’s the whole point! I wouldn’t be incentivised to do that if that capped export at 35p, that’s then not worth me changing my battery schedule, but £1/kWh is.I guess that's the issue - people with battery storage. But no reason why they couldn't cap the export tariff at the minimum price you pay for import so you can never make "free money" by creative use of the battery usage timings.
As an update on this. Octopus finally got back to me. They won’t even offer the 3p reduced rate while on Go Faster, let alone the usual 5.5p rate.In exactly the same boat, just got the mail this evening.
My first port of call has been to fire an email off to Octopus’ SEG department to make sure it is still the case you can’t be on Outgoing and Go Faster. It’s been over a year since I last queried it with them, although their website does still show this. Might be out of date, worth a shot.
OVO are doing 4p.
EON’s 5.5p rate is reserved for solar customers of theirs. Otherwise 3p.
We have a SMETS 1 smart meter, and EON, OVO and Octopus all stay smart when switching. Going elsewhere would mean getting a SMETS 2 meter.
Sadly, I can’t see a solution to losing out here. Bulb don’t seem to do an EV tariff to switch to to get their higher SEG rate.
I don’t think Agile and Outgoing would work for us as with kids we can’t really avoid the peak for cooking tea and have an electric oven and induction hob.
I am feeling “narked” to be polite that they are putting up payments for Bulb supply customers, and dropping them for others.
Brilliant - thanks James.As an update on this. Octopus finally got back to me. They won’t even offer the 3p reduced rate while on Go Faster, let alone the usual 5.5p rate.
Did a bit more digging and I found So Energy might have a rate of 5p, bettering the next best option of OVO at 4p. Have emailed them as their website doesn’t make it clear what the rate is currently. If it is still 5p will come back and confirm again. They will take switchers who don’t have their supply with them so fingers crossed.....
Super. I'll be doing the same. Thanks again James.I have some good news. So Energy got back to me after I contacted them on Facebook messenger yesterday. Their rate is 5p and will be a fixed 12 month rate 👍 This beats OVO’s 4p, and Bulbs reduced 3p rate. Seems this is the best bet to sit alongside Octopus Go, so I’ll be putting in my switch appn from Bulb later.