Our agileOctopus tariff’s prices vary every half an hour, so they can change based on factors like how green the UK’s energy mix is, and how much demand there is. At ‘peak’ times (usually between 4pm-7pm), high energy demand means extra fossil fuel stations have to be fired up – so Agile prices are high, incentivising you to avoid this expensive, carbon intensive energy.
But when there’s lots of wind blowing overnight or lots of sun shining in the daytime, Agile customers get super-cheap energy to help make the most of naturally-occurring green power that would otherwise go to waste. Sometimes this means energy is free. Or, as happened this weekend, we’ll even pay people to use it.