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I had it wrong but you're still in the period

In accordance with Ofgem regulations, you won't need to pay any exit fees to switch away from your energy supplier within 49 days of your plan ending. Once you receive this notification and you're in the 49 day window, you're free to switch without paying any early exit or cancellation fees.
Nice one. I’ll start the process with Octopus today then!

Thanks mate, appreciated.
 
Nice one. I’ll start the process with Octopus today then!

Thanks mate, appreciated.
No probs, DM me if you have any questions about it but it's fairly painless - just need to remember to contact them once you are live to switch over

Then make sure you download some 3rd party apps depending which phone you're using

Once you have a month or two worth or data with octopus btw you can use various apps to tell you what you would have paid on various other tariffs they do (the slight difference here is because we only joined agile mid march when we got our ev)

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No probs, DM me if you have any questions about it but it's fairly painless - just need to remember to contact them once you are live to switch over

Then make sure you download some 3rd party apps depending which phone you're using

Once you have a month or two worth or data with octopus btw you can use various apps to tell you what you would have paid on various other tariffs they do (the slight difference here is because we only joined agile mid march when we got our ev)

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Really helpful. I’ve been tracking the thread for a while ago so will familiarise myself with some of the advice again and get those apps sorted.

Thanks once again 👍
 
I'm just about to switch to octopus as will now be charging my company car at home. Is it worth waiting until after the prices drop next month?

Flexible is coming in about £7/month cheaper than the fixed tariff.
 
I'm just about to switch to octopus as will now be charging my company car at home. Is it worth waiting until after the prices drop next month?

Flexible is coming in about £7/month cheaper than the fixed tariff.
It won't matter, with an EV you'll want tracker or agile - if you're using an EV I'd say you will want agile

Neither can run a quote though they just quote you for the standard tariffs but you switch when you join
 
I'm just about to switch to octopus as will now be charging my company car at home. Is it worth waiting until after the prices drop next month?

Flexible is coming in about £7/month cheaper than the fixed tariff.
Basically you can be on flexible which is octopus price cap tariff

Or you can join tracker which is single rate all day long

Or you can join agile which has half hourly pricing. Generally lets you charge EV overnight at lower rates. 5-7pm is higher like 30 odd p sometimes hut daytime and overnight generally cheap

This is my last 3 months with an EV

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I've just done a quick estimate and I will be be saving about £20 month. Looking to move over.

For all you ITK what's expected to happen with fuel prices next, say, 6 months?

And do you have to be on the normal Tariff before switching to the tracker? Timeframe?
 
I've just done a quick estimate and I will be be saving about £20 month. Looking to move over.

For all you ITK what's expected to happen with fuel prices next, say, 6 months?

And do you have to be on the normal Tariff before switching to the tracker? Timeframe?
Fuel prices are forecast to rise in q3 & q4

Tracker and agile has historically been cheaper than whatever the price cap is at, you can switch away to price cap if anything did happen.

You get the cushion of the £50 joining credit if you use a link, add to that savings you make, it would have to go bonkers to be worse off

Yes you join on standard, need a smart meter for tracker and agile. Agile is open join / leave, tracker if you leave you have to wait 9 months to rejoin

Agile is elec only so even if you go agile for elec, still get tracker on gas.
 
1718731347923.pngThat's the latest q4 forecast. These costs are already built into agile and tracker, which aren't as cheap as they once were but are cheaper than price cap still. Price cap will go up because costs are already being incurred basically. Still get plenty of great days tho. On agile you're sometimes getting paid to charge your car because rates can go negative
 
I went on the octopus tracker after reading on this thread and its the best thing i ever did,,over a year ago, thanx for all your advice fragrance guy, really appreciate it
No probs mate. Mad savings really, but lot of people happy to leave that cash on the table rather then get a smart meter!
 
Basically you can be on flexible which is octopus price cap tariff

Or you can join tracker which is single rate all day long

Or you can join agile which has half hourly pricing. Generally lets you charge EV overnight at lower rates. 5-7pm is higher like 30 odd p sometimes hut daytime and overnight generally cheap

This is my last 3 months with an EV

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Nice one cheers 👍🏻

So what are you on then as yours is even cheaper than agile and tracker?

Agile looks like the best option for us as will be charging probably every other night.
 
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Nice one cheers 👍🏻

So what are you on then as yours is even cheaper than agile and tracker?

Agile looks like the best option for us as will be charging probably every other night.
We are on agile, you get daily slot info for the next day at 4pm (until next door to 4pm). There are twitter accounts that tell you what the next days slots are likely to be like at about 11am
Ours slightly shows cheaper because we got the ev mid march so changed to agile then, so there are some days that were on agile and some were on tracker, but that is mostly agile apart from a week or so


You can have a look at this site to see what the slots are like and the average distribution and on peak / off peak rates

Generally day time and overnight is cheaper than tracker, absolute peak times more expensive but as long as you don't run washer dishwasher and dryer 5-7pm you'll save money vs tracker, especially with an EV
 
What does everyone do for gas?

Im on the tracker for electric but Ive stayed put on the standard on EDF for gas and wonder if I should look to move now. Pay £132 a month currently so would like to drop that if possible.
 
What does everyone do for gas?

Im on the tracker for electric but Ive stayed put on the standard on EDF for gas and wonder if I should look to move now. Pay £132 a month currently so would like to drop that if possible.
What's your unit rate for gas on edf?

Personally I'd have it with your tracker account - one provider, one DD, one app and imagine although may not be a huge amount in it, cheaper unit rate now and even bigger gap come winter
 
I switched to Octopus on the 8th June. Switched me to the tracker within a couple of days.

Thankfully the switch over was smooth - my smart meter was compatible etc. as was moving from E-On so didn’t know if I’d need a new one.

I’m not able to compare my previous bills with E-On as my online account is now inaccessible (can’t be arsed asking for a load of paper statements) but I tend to be using around £2-£2:60 a day (I WFH too) depending on which day I do all the washing. Slightly more again if we’re in quite a bit over the weekend.

Thinking back to last summer, my daily usage cost seems to be a lot lower than my previous fixed with E-On. Even the missus commented the other day when she looked at the meter about how much lower it always seems to be.

I set up the Octo-Aid app and have the Octopus one. Once I get a few months data, I’ll start running the comparisons available and checking savings vs. Other tariffs.

Happy with my switch so far. Looking forward to getting more usage data for the comparisons. Cheers @ThatFragranceGuy - your information at the time was much appreciated! 👍
 
I switched to Octopus on the 8th June. Switched me to the tracker within a couple of days.

Thankfully the switch over was smooth - my smart meter was compatible etc. as was moving from E-On so didn’t know if I’d need a new one.

I’m not able to compare my previous bills with E-On as my online account is now inaccessible (can’t be arsed asking for a load of paper statements) but I tend to be using around £2-£2:60 a day (I WFH too) depending on which day I do all the washing. Slightly more again if we’re in quite a bit over the weekend.

Thinking back to last summer, my daily usage cost seems to be a lot lower than my previous fixed with E-On. Even the missus commented the other day when she looked at the meter about how much lower it always seems to be.

I set up the Octo-Aid app and have the Octopus one. Once I get a few months data, I’ll start running the comparisons available and checking savings vs. Other tariffs.

Happy with my switch so far. Looking forward to getting more usage data for the comparisons. Cheers @ThatFragranceGuy - your information at the time was much appreciated! 👍
Octopus watch has a good way to compare vs other tariffs. If you just want to compare vs price cap then gastracker.uk site does that for both gas and elec 🥳 if you were on price cap then decent savings to be had
 
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