Outgoing Octopus is a smart export tariff and our successor to the feed-in tariff (FIT). Perfect for homes with solar panels, battery storage, or any other way of sharing energy back to the grid.
For a list of common Outgoing FAQS, have a read of our blog
The power to choose
Outgoing Octopus comes in two flavours – Fixed or Agile. Outgoing Fixed guarantees 15p per kWh for every unit you export. Outgoing Agile matches your half-hourly prices with day-ahead wholesale rates, helping you make the most of the energy you generate.
A smart export tariff for the smart grid
With energy storage and Outgoing Agile, you can sell your electricity at the most valuable time for you. Combine 4 kWp of solar panels with battery storage, and you could earn £382 – over 50% more than the same panels on a fixed 15p per kWh rate.
Combine this with our Agile tariff for the electricity coming in to your home, and integration with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, or smart EV charging, to really make the most of your smart grid.
Outgoing Octopus: it's win-win-win
With an average of 6 Octopus Energy customers per square mile across Britain, we can sell your energy to your neighbour, enabling the first ever mass peer-to-peer energy trading in this country.
So every time you benefit from the energy you sell, Octopus Energy customers will benefit from cheaper electricity prices and lower transmission costs, and the planet will benefit from greener, more flexible energy.
Outgoing Octopus is available now
Outgoing Octopus is a beta product. This means it's not always going to be perfect while we work out any early snags. It is a complex product, and it may take us a little while to perfect the billing and reporting that accompanies the tariff, and sometimes your online account or in-home display (a pretty basic display system with no real capability for reporting dynamic pricing) might throw up some weird numbers. We'll always make sure financial transactions are resolved, even if there's a reporting error.
As an early adopter on the tariff, you can give us input as to what works, and what doesn't – and you get access to cutting edge technologies months ahead of the market. The flip-side is that sometimes industry systems take a while to catch up with us.
Good to know:
- You'll need a smart meter from which we are able to receive half-hourly export data. This includes almost all SMETS2 meters and most SMETS1 but please contact us for confirmation or if you don't know which one you have
- Currently, you can't be on both Outgoing Octopus and Octopus Go, our EV tariff, at the same time.
- If you have started receiving FiT payments in the last 12 months, the FiT rules mean you won't be able to switch to Outgoing Octopus just yet
Already with Octopus?
If you're ready to export electricity, or would like to know how to get export ready, apply now and we'll get in touch.Apply now
Not yet with Octopus?
No problem. Start your switch, and then come back once you've setup your account.Start your switch
Looking to keep your existing supplier and just switch your export to Octopus? No problem — export only customers can earn 4.1p/kWh for every unit they export. Email email@example.com to find out more.
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