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Author Topic: SoFar ME3000SP and Octopus?  (Read 1648 times)
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« on: December 03, 2019, 11:52:41 AM »

Hopefully getting a SMETS2 meter installed soon and will be coming up to the end of my current electricity fixed price tariff (with Scottish Power) in a few months.

Thinking about moving to Octopus; the Go tariff would seem the most suitable (to top up the battery during the night if necessary) and I don't think there is the control over the ME3000 to suit the Agile tariff.

Anyone have experience of this?  Or suggestions as to other providers/tariffs?

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 12:24:08 PM »

I'm on Octopus, been with them 11 months on Economy 7 with my Smart Meters, but just recently switched to the Go tariff for a bit of an experiment.
I think they're excellent, customer service is super responsive and their tariffs are very competitive.
I have a referral code if you want to use it as it gets you 50 of free credit in your account when you switch.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 02:23:57 PM »

I've been on Octopus GO for 1 month so far and I suck in so much power during those 4 cheap hours that my incoming cable runs hot. fingers crossed!

My daytime import has been less than 0.5% of the cheap hours so far. extrahappy

The only issue I have is the SMETS2 meter clock runs 2 mins slow and the rate indicator takes another 7 mins to change. I am waiting to get my first bill to work out whether they use the actual half hour readings or the rate registers in the meter. I am copying all the half hour data from the website to a spreadsheet to work out which they use. If they use the rate registers I wont be happy as I will have been turning stuff on too early. banghead

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2019, 04:40:07 PM »

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