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My Octopus Agile & Go tariff analysis/comparison website

edited 7 June 2019 at 11:26AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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  • edited 7 January at 10:12AM
    EVandPVEVandPV
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    edited 7 January at 10:12AM
    M0ney wrote: »
    A couple of other things I would really be interested in would be a small battery to see me through the 3 hour peak period, I'd have thought around 2Kwh would be enough, anyone able to advise if there are any relatively low cost options for this?


    We had 2 Pylontech batteries (2.4kwh each) installed last month with a Lux ac coupled controller.
    The total cost was fairly reasonable compared to some of the other options and this setup has the added advantage of being very easy to upgrade. The Pylontech modules are literally plug and play and come in 2.4kwh or 3.5kwh capacities.
    PM me if you want some more info.
    Scott in Fife, 3kwp pv south facing, Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012
    4.8kwh Pylontech battery storage with Lux ac controller
    Renault Zoe 40kwh, Zappi charger, arduino immersion controller
  • M0neyM0ney
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    EVandPV wrote: »
    PM me if you want some more info.
    I did PM but my webpage crashed as I hit send please tell me you got it so I don't have to type it all again....:(
  • EVandPVEVandPV
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    M0ney wrote: »
    I did PM but my webpage crashed as I hit send please tell me you got it so I don't have to type it all again....:(


    Yeah, got it. Reply sent. :wink:
    Scott in Fife, 3kwp pv south facing, Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012
    4.8kwh Pylontech battery storage with Lux ac controller
    Renault Zoe 40kwh, Zappi charger, arduino immersion controller
  • edited 7 January at 3:09PM
    EVandPVEVandPV
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    edited 7 January at 3:09PM
    EVandPV wrote: »
    From what I understand, Octopus monitor the connection over a few days to ensure they receive the half hourly readings before completing the switch to Agile/Go.
    We get ours installed this afternoon so I should be able to confirm this by the end of the week.
    Just had a call from the meter installer, he's coming this afternoon to fit our meters but won't be able to commision them today as the Octopus system is currently down.
    He said someone else will need to come out at a later date to commision them. :mad:

    Edit: Meters now installed but we have to wait for Octopus to arrange another appointment once there system is back up for commissioning. :(
    Scott in Fife, 3kwp pv south facing, Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012
    4.8kwh Pylontech battery storage with Lux ac controller
    Renault Zoe 40kwh, Zappi charger, arduino immersion controller
  • 1961Nick1961Nick
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    EVandPV wrote: »
    Just had a call from the meter installer, he's coming this afternoon to fit our meters but won't be able to commision them today as the Octopus system is currently down.
    He said someone else will need to come out at a later date to commision them. :mad:

    Edit: Meters now installed but we have to wait for Octopus to arrange another appointment once there system is back up for commissioning. :(
    It must be excruciating!:rotfl:
    4kWp (black/black) - Sofar Inverter - SSE(141°) - 30° pitch - North Lincs
    Installed June 2013 - PVGIS = 3400
    Sofar ME3000SP Inverter & 5 x Pylontech US2000B Plus Batteries - 12kWh
  • EVandPVEVandPV
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    1961Nick wrote: »
    It must be excruciating!:rotfl:
    Not half.
    Very frustrating having a newly installed smart meter that's currently as dumb as the old one.
    Octopus can't even blame the meter installers this time.
    Scott in Fife, 3kwp pv south facing, Fronius inverter installed Jan 2012
    4.8kwh Pylontech battery storage with Lux ac controller
    Renault Zoe 40kwh, Zappi charger, arduino immersion controller
  • ZarchZarch
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    I managed to spend a bit of time over Christmas and New Year coding some new functionality for the site that I've just put live.

    Download historical Agile and Agile Outgoing data.

    Far and away the most frequent request I get to the site is “Where can I get full historical pricing data for Agile and/or Agile Outgoing?”

    Usually cos they want to do their own geeky analysis of the figures.

    Agile started on 18th February 2018.

    Agile Outgoing started on 15th May 2019.

    Both data sets go right back to day one for each tariff will be updated every day with the new pricing from the Octopus API, so usually sometime after around 4pm.

    If you’ve had the daily graph tweet from @energystatsuk then you know the underlying data will have been updated for that day.

    https://www.energy-stats.uk/download-historical-pricing-data/

    Hope you find this useful.
    17 x 300W panels (5.1kWh) on a 3.68kWh SolarEdge system in Sunny Sheffield.
    Creator of the Energy Stats UK website and @energystatsuk
  • edited 13 January at 12:12AM
    GreatApeGreatApe PPR
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    edited 13 January at 12:12AM
    Interesting. For London 2019
    Average = 10.6388p (for the whole year)
    Average = 8.7632p (excluding the peak 3hs)

    This is effectively an economy 21h tariff

    For the million plus electrically heated homes in the UK this would be a great especially if they don't use the heating for the peak 3h window between 4-7pm their heating price per unit would only be 8.76p about half that of a normal tariff

    Even looking at just winter prices average price for the low 21h period for Jan/Feb/Mar/Nov/Dec is almost identical at 8.776p

    And for those with both heat pumps and gas boilers the heat pump would be cheaper than the boiler so long as it achieves 2.5-3.0x COP which many seem to claim to be able to do
  • Mattster1974Mattster1974
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    Hi i've been reading this thread with interest, i'm looking at the agile product and have a few questions if anyone can help?
    we have electric central heating with nest thermostat and a standard immersion with a timer (cant link to the nest due to the hotwater tank current too high for the nest link box i was told)
    I rather stupidly imported my nest account into google, does this mean i cant use IFTTT to control my heatingfor the Agile Octopus?

    Im thinking that i can set the hot water to early morning and the heating not to come on during peak times which isnt an issue but feel that i will be missing out of the full benefits of taking advantage of the cheapest prices?

    im guessingwith some smart plugs to control the hungry appliances and avoid peak times i can save maybe a pound or so a day, im currently spending around £100 a month for electric bill with no gas supply.
  • Hi i've been reading this thread with interest, i'm looking at the agile product and have a few questions if anyone can help?
    we have electric central heating with nest thermostat and a standard immersion with a timer (cant link to the nest due to the hotwater tank current too high for the nest link box i was told)
    I rather stupidly imported my nest account into google, does this mean i cant use IFTTT to control my heatingfor the Agile Octopus?

    Im thinking that i can set the hot water to early morning and the heating not to come on during peak times which isnt an issue but feel that i will be missing out of the full benefits of taking advantage of the cheapest prices?

    im guessingwith some smart plugs to control the hungry appliances and avoid peak times i can save maybe a pound or so a day, im currently spending around £100 a month for electric bill with no gas supply.

    You would benefit from the agile tarriff even if you did nothing as would all high electricity users

    It's your heating and hot water that will be the energy hogs

    If you can just set them to avoid the 4pm to 7pm period the rest of the time you'd only pay about 8-9p which is about half the cost of a normal tarriff

    I wouldn't worry about trying to time heating or hot water to the exact lowest penny
    Just avoid the 4-7pm peak prices and accept the rest will be the average of 8-9p sometimes more sometimes less

    You might need to overheat your home from 15:30-16:00 so it's not too uncomfortable for the 3h heating is off

    You could get a simple 3KW heater put it in the most central place and let it go full blast for one hour effectively storing 3KWh of heat in the building structure itself. And then it can go on for half an hour or so at 7pm so as to quickly raise the temperature back up

    Experiment and see
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