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ChrisMc
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by ChrisMc » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:02 pm

Dunravin wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:39 am

btw, the whole smart meter fiasco is industry wide. The v1 smart meters are pretty much locked to each supplier and Octopus can only take over certain ones. So they have to install their own.

The good news is that the v2 smart meters are starting to roll out and they are switchable between suppliers. I blame British Gas who spiked the market for everyone in the original smart meter planning phase.

DR
Thats more or less what Octopus told me, new generation smart meters are coming out now, thats why there has been a delay in them installing my new smart meter, but its going in now 2nd May, so can then move over to the Go tariff.

While everyone is promoting their link here, may as well do the same :D

https://share.octopus.energy/happy-birch-349
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by neverhood » Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:14 pm

Dunravin wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:39 am
neverhood wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:26 pm
FunkyGibbon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:59 pm
I've signed up to Octopus Energy to take advantage of their plunge pricing offer, which can see us paid to consume during certain network scenarios (Google Agile Octopus for the details). They also offer an EV specific tariff that has been discussed in other threads Octopus Go.

Does anyone else use them? If so, fancy sharing your referral code with me so that we both get £50 discount?

Just in case anyone else is planning on signing up, drop my code below in the referral section and we both win :)

https://share.octopus.energy/mint-ditch-561
Cheers, used your referral, mines here:
https://share.octopus.energy/kiwi-swan-418
Just used yours, here’s mine for anyone else switching:

https://share.octopus.energy/ocean-foal-565

btw, the whole smart meter fiasco is industry wide. The v1 smart meters are pretty much locked to each supplier and Octopus can only take over certain ones. So they have to install their own.

The good news is that the v2 smart meters are starting to roll out and they are switchable between suppliers. I blame British Gas who spiked the market for everyone in the original smart meter planning phase.

DR
Thanks mate, still waiting for the switch to Go, but also still waiting for my iPace :) I got my Zappi installed via Octopus as they did a discount at the time, their customer services have been really helpful!
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by RJUK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:34 pm

As my car is arriving tomorrow and my current energy contract is up next month, I'm back to looking at energy suppliers. Is the Octopus Go seemingly the best tariff for EV drivers, and do you have to drive a significant amount to get the benefit, or should it still be cheaper even for relatively low-mileage drivers?

My current tariff is 9.4p per unit with an £8.99 monthly membership fee. I'm guessing the "unit" is kWh. This was the cheapest deal at the time that I switched.

Also, can you get dual fuel with Octopus Go, or do you have to get a separate Gas tariff/supplier?
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by neverhood » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:40 pm

I switched to Octopus - they seem a very progressive company with some really innovative tariffs if you go beyond the GO tariff - their agile one is quite clever if a little too complex for most people - also they do things around batteries and EV subsides schemes.
And the obligatory referral code:

https://share.octopus.energy/kiwi-swan-418
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by neverhood » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:41 pm

Give them a call and have a chat or email them - they were extremely pleasant and very helpful with my switch
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by RJUK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:46 pm

OK thanks. What do you mean about EV subsidies schemes and batteries?

Also, if I went for the Octopus Go and only charged between the off-peak times, am I right in thinking that it would cost £4.50 to charge the I-Pace from empty to full? 90kwh battery x £0.05/kWh = £4.50?

Or is my maths wrong? Or maybe there are efficiency losses? I just wondered, roughly, how much it would cost to charge the I-Pace fully if only using the off-peak energy?
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by ChrisMc » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:13 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:46 pm
OK thanks. What do you mean about EV subsidies schemes and batteries?

Also, if I went for the Octopus Go and only charged between the off-peak times, am I right in thinking that it would cost £4.50 to charge the I-Pace from empty to full? 90kwh battery x £0.05/kWh = £4.50?

Or is my maths wrong? Or maybe there are efficiency losses? I just wondered, roughly, how much it would cost to charge the I-Pace fully if only using the off-peak energy?
Octopus Go is £0.15p Kwh peak rate and £0.05p Kwh between the hours of 00:30 and 04:30, I tend to just charge my car between those hours, so cost is ca.£1.40 ish for the four hours, I get ca.36% charge in that time. If I charge for any length of time during the day, it costs ca.£1.05p Kwh, but its rare I need to do that and even rarer that I ever arrive home at 0% SOC, so have never had to do a 0% - 100% charge at home, or anywhere else for that matter.

PS I also looked at the Agile tariff, but the peak rates were a lot higher than Go, so it meant over all I would have been worse off. I actually did some calcs using a years data that Octopus provided and it was a much better deal for me to be on Octopus Go, but of course your situation might be different.

PPS you would not be able to charge from 0% to 100% within that 4 hour time frame at home, you would either have to do some charging at peak rates or charge over 2 / 3 nights at cheap rate. TBH, the cost of charging at peak rates is not that much anyway and is far cheaper than filling up an ICE vehicle.

PPPS I drove 340 miles this weekend, cost me about £4.00 to charge it at home to 100% then the next two partial charges I did were both free. :D

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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by RJUK » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm

£1.05p kWh at peak times? Don't you mean £0.15p kWh? Otherwise that's £94.50 to fill your car up!

And yes, I know I won't be able to charge the car in 4 hours from 0 to 100% and that I mostly will do smaller top ups, but I'm just trying to calculate the cost of a "full charge" using the off-peak energy.

You know, for those times when people realise I drive an EV and ask the inevitable "so how much does it cost to fully charge it then?".

If it's a case of 5p x 90kWh = £4.50 then I'm sure that'll impress a lot of people if I'm getting 200+ miles for £4.50. :)
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by neverhood » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:28 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:46 pm
OK thanks. What do you mean about EV subsidies schemes and batteries?

Also, if I went for the Octopus Go and only charged between the off-peak times, am I right in thinking that it would cost £4.50 to charge the I-Pace from empty to full? 90kwh battery x £0.05/kWh = £4.50?

Or is my maths wrong? Or maybe there are efficiency losses? I just wondered, roughly, how much it would cost to charge the I-Pace fully if only using the off-peak energy?
The schemes are very much down to whether they fit your lifestyle due to the restrictions/requirements, but here's the EV scheme:
https://www.octopusev.com/powerloop

And their powervault trial:
https://octopus.energy/blog/powervault/

Like I say not really something everyone would want, but I like their enthusiasm for innovation in the energy market
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Re: Octopus Energy

Post by ChrisMc » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:45 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
£1.05p kWh at peak times? Don't you mean £0.15p kWh? Otherwise that's £94.50 to fill your car up!

And yes, I know I won't be able to charge the car in 4 hours from 0 to 100% and that I mostly will do smaller top ups, but I'm just trying to calculate the cost of a "full charge" using the off-peak energy.

You know, for those times when people realise I drive an EV and ask the inevitable "so how much does it cost to fully charge it then?".

If it's a case of 5p x 90kWh = £4.50 then I'm sure that'll impress a lot of people if I'm getting 200+ miles for £4.50. :)
No, £1.05 actual cost per hour (15p x 7) , OR £0.15p Kwh x 7Kw x say 10 hours charge time, so ca.£10.50 to charge, if I have my figures right, still very cheap.
RJUK wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 pm
If it's a case of 5p x 90kWh = £4.50 then I'm sure that'll impress a lot of people if I'm getting 200+ miles for £4.50. :)
Yep, its impressive isn't it! :lol:
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