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Best Tariff for night time charging - No EV

Ive installed solar panels and a home battery a couple of months ago and Im very happy with them so far.  But one issue is that we don't generate enough in the winter to fill the battery, so I would like a cheap night time rate to fill the battery.  My problem is that I don't have an EV and I wont be getting one anytime soon as we only have on-street parking.  It seems Bulb and Octopus Go both require an EV, does anyone know of any other alternatives?  Thanks
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  • 2nd_time_buyer2nd_time_buyer Forumite
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    Octopus Economy 7
    Eco 7 Electricity
      Reduced day unit rate (Energy Price Guarantee discount):43.37 p/kWh
      Reduced night unit rate (Energy Price Guarantee discount):14.83 p/kWh
      Standing charge:42.86 p/day
  • michaelsmichaels Forumite
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    Also worth looking at EDF E7 rates as depending on region there are some very cheap night rates
    I think....
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    QrizBQrizB Forumite
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    edited 18 November at 11:35AM
    I'm a third voice to say you should look at Economy 7. It's available to pretty much everyone.
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  • dunstonhdunstonh Forumite
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     It seems Bulb and Octopus Go both require an EV, does anyone know of any other alternatives?
    Im with Bulb on E7 and they dont require an EV.      If it wasnt for the fact my meter timer was wrong, I would be moving to EDF.

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  • DolorDolor Forumite
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    One of the benefits of Octopus’ E7 tariff is that you can sign up for their Agile Outgoing SEG tariff. Even their fixed SEG tariff pays 15p/kWh for exported units.
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    Dolor said:
    One of the benefits of Octopus’ E7 tariff is that you can sign up for their Agile Outgoing SEG tariff. Even their fixed SEG tariff pays 15p/kWh for exported units.
    This is the combination I am on. Even with my EV, it is worth it.
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    I just asked EDF if I can go back on E7, and they said they stopped supplying it, but they do E10 and some other tariffs for EV charging. But UW does E7. https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/energywise/all-you-need-know-about-economy-7
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    I just asked EDF if I can go back on E7, and they said they stopped supplying it, but they do E10 and some other tariffs for EV charging. But UW does E7. https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/energywise/all-you-need-know-about-economy-7
    That is strange as they certainly do supply E7.


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    dunstonh said:
    I just asked EDF if I can go back on E7, and they said they stopped supplying it, but they do E10 and some other tariffs for EV charging. But UW does E7. https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/energywise/all-you-need-know-about-economy-7
    That is strange as they certainly do supply E7.



    I know, as I was on E7 with EDF not too long ago back in 2021, but I was told It's only for existing costumers still on E7 now, who also have the correct smart meter, I even asked them could they put me back on it if I paid for a new smart meter, and they said no. Did you read their own info on their own website I linked? No6 states it.
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    dunstonh said:
    I just asked EDF if I can go back on E7, and they said they stopped supplying it, but they do E10 and some other tariffs for EV charging. But UW does E7. https://www.edfenergy.com/for-home/energywise/all-you-need-know-about-economy-7
    That is strange as they certainly do supply E7.

    I know, as I was on E7 with EDF not too long ago back in 2021, but I was told It's only for existing costumers still on E7 now, who also have the correct smart meter, I even asked them could they put me back on it if I paid for a new smart meter, and they said no. Did you read their own info on their own website I linked? No6 states it.
    That quote from their website is true in the strict sense; they don't install E7 meters (but they do install smart meters that are E7-capable) and they don't have a tariff called "Economy 7" (but they do have E7 rates on pretty much all their conventional electricity tariffs).
    N. Hampshire, he/him. Octopus Go elec & Tracker gas / Voda BB / Virgin mobi. Ripple WT2 member.
    2.72kWp PV facing SSW installed Jan 2012. 11 x 247w panels, 2.5kw inverter. 28MWh generated, long-term average 2.6 Os.
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