Octopus Flux is a unique energy tariff tailored specifically for homeowners with solar panels and battery storage systems. It’s a three-rate tariff that combines both your import and smart export guarantee tariff into one comprehensive package.
What makes Octopus Flux stand out is its flexibility. The rates and standing charges per kWh can vary, rising and falling in line with wholesale energy prices. When Octopus Energy adjusts its flexible tariff rates, Octopus Flux rates will follow suit, ensuring that you get the most competitive pricing for your energy consumption and generation.
Octopus Flux is all about optimising your import and export tariffs to provide you with the best rates for using and selling your solar-generated energy. This tariff features three distinct price periods throughout the day:
During these early morning hours, you can benefit from exceptionally low rates. It’s the perfect time to top up your battery with any surplus energy or charge your electric vehicle (EV). Yes, Octopus Flux is EV-compatible, offering you the convenience of charging your vehicle at an economical rate.
The late afternoon and early evening period is when energy demand tends to peak. This is also the optimal time to discharge your battery and export any excess energy back to the grid, maximising your return on investment.
For all other times of the day, you’ll enjoy a consistent and competitive flat rate, ensuring predictable energy costs.
To take advantage of Octopus Energy’s Octopus Flux tariff, there are a few requirements:
Solar Panels: You must have solar panels installed on your property to participate in this tariff.
Smart Meter: A smart meter is essential to accurately track your energy consumption and generation.
Switching for Existing Octopus Energy Customers: If you’re already an Octopus Energy customer and meet the criteria, switching to the Octopus Flux tariff is straightforward. Simply complete the online form provided by Octopus Energy. No specific brand of solar panels or storage is required; you’ll just need your MCS certificate to confirm eligibility.
Switching for New Customers: New customers interested in switching to Octopus Energy should initially sign up for the standard Octopus Flexible tariff before transitioning to Octopus Flux.
The Octopus Flux tariff is a game-changer for homeowners with solar panels and battery systems. It offers the opportunity to harness renewable energy, reduce energy bills, and contribute to a greener future. So, if you’re ready to unlock the full potential of your solar and storage, or looking to have one installed, our experts are more than happy to assist.