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Green Energy Tide smart tariff

Discussion in 'General EV Discussion' started by BobbyC, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. BobbyC

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    I had a look at that, but I very much doubt it would work for us. The very low overnight rate is offset by a peak tariff in late afternoon/early evening, right when we (as many others) need electricity for cooking and all sorts. For those with gas cooking as well as heating, and who can do most of their EV charging overnight, it could be worth doing the sums.
     
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    Or look at economy 7 / economy 10 tariffs.
     
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    why wouldnt you just use a normal Economy 7 tarrif? I dont have E7, but i happened to me playing around with a comparison site earlier and found some deals with 11p peak, 5p off peak, which compares pretty well with my current normal tariff at 9p at all times, rather than having a ludicrous on-peak price.
     
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    I couldn't find any renewable E7 deals with anything like those tariffs where I live (South East)
     
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    First electricity tariff based on time of day.

    Really?

    So When i was fitting storage heaters in the early 90's and additional electricity meters with timers in them

    What was that based on?

    The colour of my pants?
    The migratory patterns of swallows?

    journalist morons
     
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    I suspect its the first "renewable" tariff that has it.

    A renewable tariff seems completely pointless anyway, the makeup is outwith your control, and paying extra for "green" power just means the power companies are laughing all the way to the bank. Its all the same stuff coming out the wall...

    Unless they switch your power off at night when the wind isnt blowing? But then that wouldnt be much use for charging your car, would it?
     
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    Jolly good. Thanks for the constructive posts - there is plenty of moronic journalism out there but I don't think this article qualifies.

    Well I've done the maths and it works for me so I'll be switching. Rarely in between 4 and 7. 4.99p is less than I can get elsewhere and we don't use too much gas plus its cheaper than what i'm paying at the moment. The company looks reputable and the fact that there is some renewable energy thrown into the mix is a bonus.
     
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    Green companies tend not to pay the big bosses stupid high wages,they tend to more invest profits back in and set up / fund other green sustainable enterprises.
    Good on em.
    :)
     
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    That's more than what some would do, there are those that just believe what the switching site tells them based on the silly calculation that you will stay on a suppliers standard tariff after a fixed rate ends - because this is what ofgem believes.

    Although I do remember doing the sums myself a few years ago but calculated my gas usage based on m3 instead of kWh, that was an expensive first bill before I realised my mistake and switched again!
     
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