joe90

Can this be right? (E7 tariff)

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After @JSHarris switched to E7 I thought I would look into it, I am with green energy so looked at their tariffs and (if I read it right) E7 gives you slightly cheaper DAY RATE as well as cheap night rate and nearly identical charge per day rate,  https://www.greenenergyuk.com/SimpleTariffs

They already quoted me £150 to change the meter.

whats not to like?

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Can’t you simply ask for a free smart meter?

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40 minutes ago, joe90 said:

After @JSHarris switched to E7 I thought I would look into it, I am with green energy so looked at their tariffs and (if I read it right) E7 gives you slightly cheaper DAY RATE as well as cheap night rate and nearly identical charge per day rate,  https://www.greenenergyuk.com/SimpleTariffs

They already quoted me £150 to change the meter.

whats not to like?

Just had a look.

 

They quoted me  31.74p daily charge, day rate 21.56p night rate 14.71p

 

I pay less than their day rate and a lower daily charge for a single rate supply,

 

 

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4 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Just had a look.

 

They quoted me  31.74p daily charge, day rate 21.56p night rate 14.71p

 

I pay less than their day rate and a lower daily charge for a single rate supply,

 

 

 

Does location make a difference?, they do ask for your postcode!, @ProDave who is your supplier then?

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8 minutes ago, joe90 said:

 

Does location make a difference?, they do ask for your postcode!, @ProDave who is your supplier then?

Yes it does.  Currently paying just over 14p per unit and 20p per day with Octopus

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Just up the road from you, we are with Pure Planet 14.5p per unit £8 per month

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There is a massive variation in tariff with location, and it's not at all consistent AFAICS.  I keep hearing about "really great" tariffs, only to find when I check for our post code that they are uncompetitive.  The only one that seems consistent over a wide area (it seems to be the same everywhere) is Octopus Go.  It's a good deal if you are OK with a smart meter and can shift most of your consumption into the 4 hour off-peak period, from 12:00 to 04:00, IIRC.

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Right, finally got to check stuff and Octopus seem great, 21.13p per day against 32.09 currently paying. Day rate is 15.77 against currently paying 21.29 or Octopus offer E7 at 18.7 day rate and 10.45  night  rate. From their website Octpus don’t say what it will cost to change the meter to E7 and green energy quoted £150 to do this. Anyone got any better deals out there? (Bearing in mind location might preclude some suppliers).

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So the quick way to get E7 for free is go to one of the big 6 on a standard tariff for a month. 

 

Book the switch to a standard tariff - call them and ask for the E7 meter install. Then as soon as it’s installed do a switch and 28 days later you should be on your new supplier. 

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Yes, that's what I did, SSE changed the meter for free, no obligation to stay with them.

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17p day

9p night

19p standing charge

Don't know why I went on e7 hardly get to use it

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Since we switched to E7 at the beginning of January (as of lunchtime today) we'd used 58% at the off-peak rate, 42% at the peak rate, so a useful saving by being on E7.

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I do one load of washing a week that's the only thing I get to use it for haha

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What are the official hours 10-5?

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23 minutes ago, Oz07 said:

17p day

9p night

19p standing charge

Don't know why I went on e7 hardly get to use it

 

@Oz07 what supplier is that? (Hope they do my area)

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I am planning to heat DHW and UFH by ASHP overnight by using timers which should be the biggest users, on Octopus even the day rate and standing charge is cheaper than I currently pay😱😱

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23 minutes ago, Oz07 said:

What are the official hours 10-5?

more like midnight to 7AM GMT varies a bit from region to region

 

If you do switch to E7, then solar PV becomes more attractive as your generation will be offsetting the higher daytime rate.

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19 minutes ago, Oz07 said:

What are the official hours 10-5?

 

Depends on location but is 7 hours between 11pm and 8am. I've got 12:30 - 7:30 for example, but I've seen another that is 12:00 to 7:00 in the same region.

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Try Bulb. Seen many people switch to them and they have offered both the referer and the person being referred £50. I am stuck with my current supplier so can't switch to anyone just now :(. Still, on the bright side my supplier has screwed up my tariff again after only just correcting it via an ombudsman decision so I'll just refer it back to the ombudsman if they try to overcharge me again. Twats! It's in my favour just now so am keeping QT about it for now. 

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Not so many people offer it, but economy 10 gives it's 10 hour cheap rate in more usable smaller chunks including a very useful afternoon period.

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I did think of E10, just found this on the which website. 

 

 “Octopus Energy can accept customers and put them on an Economy 7 tariff but with 10 off-peak hours.”

I will contact them and ask if they can supply E10 and what the times and rates are.

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41 minutes ago, joe90 said:

 

@Oz07 what supplier is that? (Hope they do my area)

Octopus

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1 minute ago, Oz07 said:

Octopus

 

Ah, your tariff must relate to your area then (Damn). Right, Octopus 12m fixed it is then, I am waiting a reply to see what they charge to change the meter, if they do I will change to EDF with dual rate meter then immediately change to Octopus. also

I will ask about E10 (as the above quote from Which indicates they give 10 hours but call it E7 ?????:) I will report back 👍

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