Octopus alternative tarrif

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MattgID3
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Post by MattgID3 »

For those on intelligent go or go it's worth a look,at agile particularly if your house is pure electric.
It's completely free for most of today and has been very cheap at around 10-15p per kW for several weeks now for large usable parts of the day with the evening peak for 3 fours being comparable to intelligent. Using octopus compatre app my bill on intelligent go last month would have been around £300 and is £180 including keeping my car charged for around 2000 miles over the month. The app isn't fully accurate as you use electric to take advantage of cheap rates but even so its far cheaper for me than go currently.
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sidehaas
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Post by sidehaas »

It's worth noting that Intelligent prices in the peak period are coming down a bit in April. Standing charges are mostly going up but I think that's common to other tariffs.
We use Tracker which is another good alternative. It's been both cheaper and much less hassle than Intelligent over the last year for us. I suspect the balance will swing towards Intelligent on cost in April, although Tracker is cheap this weekend (12p/kwh all day today).
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MattgID3
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Post by MattgID3 »

I agree tracker looks good too, I think the point I was trying to make is that if you use lots of electric during the day intelligent won't be the cheapest option unless you are doing high mieage and charging daily
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durhamlad
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Post by durhamlad »

MattgID3 wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 9:16 am I agree tracker looks good too, I think the point I was trying to make is that if you use lots of electric during the day intelligent won't be the cheapest option unless you are doing high mieage and charging daily
Thanks for the good idea. As it happens we have solar panels and batteries so use very little during the day, even during the winter as I charge the batteries overnight.
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MotMot
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Post by MotMot »

I managed to load shift quite a lot to IOG off peak times - with the old prices averaging 15p kWh on my recent bills.
DumfriesDik
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Post by DumfriesDik »

I'm hanging on to the Tracker tariff. For me, it's hovering around the 18p mark.
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durhamlad
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Post by durhamlad »

Looking at my latest bill it shows how much electricity charged at what tariff and also shows the average price/kWh. Last month it was 7.14 overnight, 28.17 during the day and average for the month 7.34 on 210.8 kWh.

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sidehaas
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Post by sidehaas »

durhamlad wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 4:04 pm Looking at my latest bill it shows how much electricity charged at what tariff and also shows the average price/kWh. Last month it was 7.14 overnight, 28.17 during the day and average for the month 7.34 on 210.8 kWh.
I think if you can use a battery to do all your importing overnight like that, Go/Intelligent obviously make loads of sense
If not it's much more marginal.
Tracker was better than Intelligent for me when Intelligent first started. I was charging overnight (approx 10000 miles per year), running dishwasher and washing machine overnight, and in the winter running an electric oil heater in the cheap period too. However since Intelligent peak price dropped it has got more marginal, and I think after this latest drop it is probably worth me switching back to Intelligent. I'd have thought I could achieve an average price of 15p/kWh or so. Although, that's not much less than Tracker and it's less convenient. You can't revert to Tracker within 9 months of quitting, so need to be confident.
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EdinburghID3
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Post by EdinburghID3 »

I’ve been thinking of switching from IO to Agile lately too. We use an average of about 12kwh per day when not charging the car so trying to do the maths. Will look into tracker too now you mention it though Sidehaas. We’ve been on the gas tracker since December and saved hundreds in this short period
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