Perfect for electric vehicles, storage heaters, or anyone who can shift their electricity use outside of the 4pm – 7pm peak.

What does it cost?
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Enjoy cheaper electricity prices when wholesale prices fall

With Agile Octopus, you get access to half-hourly energy prices, tied to wholesale prices and updated daily. So when wholesale prices drop, so do your bills – and if you can shift your daily electricity use outside of peak times, you can save even more.

Over the last 12 months, a typical UK family would have saved £210 on Agile Octopus compared to the average Big 6 variable tariff – and could save another £120 by shifting their electricity use outside of peak hours.1

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Plunge Pricing pays you to take excess energy off the grid

Across the UK, whenever more electricity is generated than consumed, energy prices fall – sometimes to the point where prices drop below zero, and suppliers are paid to take energy off the grid.

Agile Octopus introduces Plunge Pricing – a world first that lets you take advantage of these negative price events, and get paid for the electricity you use. Receive alerts whenever prices drop below zero, or use our API to program your smart devices.

Over the last 12 months, unit prices dropped below 2p / kWh 31 times.

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Price Cap Protect keeps you safe from surge prices

When more electricity is being used than generated, wholesale prices rise. While price spikes are short-lived, typically lasting 30 minutes to an hour, they do happen. Agile Octopus includes Price Cap Protect, which ensures you’ll never pay more than 35p / kWh for your electricity, guaranteed.

Want to join Agile Octopus?

You'll need to:

  1. Sign up to Octopus

    Switch to Agile Octopus on an interim tariff. Get a quote here.

  2. Have a smart meter we can connect to

    You will need to have a SMETS2 smart meter or a SecureTM branded SMETS1 meter that we can receive half-hourly consumption data from.

    If you don't already have one of these smart meters we'll automatically arrange a SecureTM smart meter installation at no extra charge.

    If you're not sure whether your SMETS1 is from SecureTM, it should be written on the front of your smart meter.

  3. Confirmation email

    Once we've received half-hourly readings from your smart meter, which takes up to 14 days, we'll send you an email inviting you to complete your switch to Agile Octopus.

Agile Octopus is a product of our labs, available now to customers through our beta programme.

You'll need a SMETS2 smart meter, or a “Secure” branded SMETS1 meter, that we can receive half-hourly consumption data from.

Don't have a suitable smart meter?

Start your switch below to register your interest for a smart meter. The smart meter installation comes at no extra cost.

Due to Covid-19 and in line with the government's advice, we are ramping up installations slowly over the next few weeks as we bring in new steps to keep our engineers and our customers safe. For full details of the steps we're taking to prevent the spread of the virus, head to our Covid-19 policy.

Once you've registered your interest, our team will be in contact when we have an appointment in your area, We'll be moving with a lot of caution over the next few weeks to make sure we do this right, so we just ask that you keep bearing with us a bit. It'll take us a little while longer to get fully back up to speed.

Agile Octopus is a beta product. If you're OK that some things may not work first time, that installations and processes may take longer than we'd like, and that on occasion data issues with smart meters can take significant time to fix or prevent things working at all, but that you'd like to work with us to make world-changing energy tariffs a reality, check this box so we know you're onboard. You will always be able to switch to one of our fairly priced standard tariffs at any time.


Already an Octopus customer?

Log in to your account to switch to Agile Octopus through your online dashboard.

Log in now

Not yet with Octopus?

No problem. We'll get you up and running, and install a smart meter if you need one at no extra charge.

Sign up today

Agile Octopus is a cutting edge innovation created by Octopus's unique technology. Unlike products available from other companies, it relies on a smart meter system (which as our Founder Greg explains here, is not always fully reliable). Some customers have experienced delays. However, of the thousands of customers on these smart tariffs, the vast majority are now experiencing smooth service.

How does Agile Octopus work?

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Between 4-8pm every day (usually nearer 4pm), your unit rates are updated for the next 24 hours, based on the wholesale market rates.

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As you use electricity we'll use the half-hourly data from your smart meter to calculate your charges.

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A 21p daily subscription covers costs including metering, distribution, and other fixed costs.

How much will it cost?

Agile Octopus is unlike any other energy tariff.

Its dynamic pricing means you can make big savings simply by shifting your electricity use to when it’s cheapest – whether that’s running the washing machine, heating your hot water, or charging your electric vehicle.

Try it for yourself

Explore how shifting your electricity use could save you even more, using the profiles beneath the chart.

usage (% of day)

Unit rate: Avg. Big 6 SVT

Unit rate: Agile Octopus

Half-hourly unit rates over the last 12 months, averaged across all regions (including VAT).

Select a profile to see how your costs change, based on when you use electricity

Family home

Working 9 to 5

Night chargers

A home with one or more school age children, with energy use rising from 3pm to a 6pm peak, then tailing off quickly.

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Agile Octopus

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Octopus 12M Fixed

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Avg. Big 6 SVT

Enter your actual consumption to see what you would’ve paid over the last 12 months.

Or choose an average:

A home that is typically empty during weekdays, with a sharp peak of energy use around 7pm, that tails off slower and later into the evening.

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Agile Octopus

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Octopus 12M Fixed

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Avg. Big 6 SVT

Enter your actual consumption to see what you would’ve paid over the last 12 months.

Or choose an average:

A home which is able to shift most of its energy use into the early hours when energy is cheap.

For example: charging an electric vehicle, setting timers on washing machines and dishwashers, or using a storage heater.

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Agile Octopus

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Octopus 12M Fixed

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Avg. Big 6 SVT

Enter your actual consumption to see what you would’ve paid over the last 12 months.

Or choose an average:

Download twelve months of half-hourly Agile Octopus rates (8.9MB)

Make your smart home smarter with Agile Octopus and IFTTT

IFTTT is a free platform that helps you do more with apps and smart devices

With Agile Octopus and IFTTT Applets, you can make your smart home even smarter. Tell your hot water immersion heater to turn off when prices are high, tell your Roomba to clean when prices are low, or change the colour of your Philips Hue based on the current price.

Join our forum to connect with other entech innovators and learn how to hack your home energy with our Agile API.

Find out more about IFTTT on our blog.

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Agile Octopus is a product of our labs, available now to customers through our beta programme.

You'll need a SMETS2 smart meter, or a “Secure” branded SMETS1 meter, that we can receive half-hourly consumption data from.

Don't have a suitable smart meter?

Start your switch below to register your interest for a smart meter. The smart meter installation comes at no extra cost.

Due to Covid-19 and in line with the government's advice, we are ramping up installations slowly over the next few weeks as we bring in new steps to keep our engineers and our customers safe. For full details of the steps we're taking to prevent the spread of the virus, head to our Covid-19 policy.

Once you've registered your interest, our team will be in contact when we have an appointment in your area, We'll be moving with a lot of caution over the next few weeks to make sure we do this right, so we just ask that you keep bearing with us a bit. It'll take us a little while longer to get fully back up to speed.

Agile Octopus is a beta product. If you're OK that some things may not work first time, that installations and processes may take longer than we'd like, and that on occasion data issues with smart meters can take significant time to fix or prevent things working at all, but that you'd like to work with us to make world-changing energy tariffs a reality, check this box so we know you're onboard. You will always be able to switch to one of our fairly priced standard tariffs at any time.


Already an Octopus customer?

Log in to your account to switch to Agile Octopus through your online dashboard.

Log in now

Not yet with Octopus?

No problem. We'll get you up and running, and install a smart meter if you need one at no extra charge.

Sign up today

Agile Octopus is a cutting edge innovation created by Octopus's unique technology. Unlike products available from other companies, it relies on a smart meter system (which as our Founder Greg explains here, is not always fully reliable). Some customers have experienced delays. However, of the thousands of customers on these smart tariffs, the vast majority are now experiencing smooth service.

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1. Quoted savings based on a medium consumption as defined by Ofgem (3,100 kWh of electricity, 12,000 kWh of gas). Consumption savings based on shifting 75% of electricity consumption to off peak times.

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