Solar export tariff

How long will you be running your trial before you roll out export tariffs for all solar customers? Is there a reason why this couldn’t have been done before the end of FIT? Do you have all the customers you need for your trial please? Do you know what your smart meter tariffs will be for different times of the day, so that as customers we know when to make the most of solar generation and more importantly whether to invest in battery technology yet please?

Thank you

Hi @johnnyb

Sorry it took me so long to answer these for you!

  1. How long will you be running your trial before you roll out export tariffs for all solar customers?

We don’t want to put a date on things but we’re hoping to role out for all solar (and other mircogenerating) before the end of the year.

2. Is there a reason why this couldn’t have been done before the end of FIT?

We launched our trial just before FIT ended, so that members with solar panels would not miss out. Running a trial allows us to test out technology, with our members understanding that things may not be smooth at times. We wanted to do that, rather than offer a less than great experience for everyone.

3. Do you have all the customers you need for your trial please?

No, we still have some spaces to fill so please sign up if you’d like to join.

4. Do you know what your smart meter tariffs will be for different times of the day, so that as customers we know when to make the most of solar generation and more importantly whether to invest in battery technology yet please?

We’ll have a flexible tariff based on the half-hourly wholesale cost of energy. So yes! If you have a storage system you can release power into the grid at peak times