Octopus Agile Southern England
The Agile tariff by Octopus Energy works by tracking daily wholesale energy prices and providing the next days pricing sometime after 4pm for the day before.
You can read about the tariff on their website: https://octopus.energy/agile/
The price for electricity can be different every 30 minutes, so you need a smart meter to take advantage of this tariff.
But by knowing the pricing of each 30 minute slot you can plan your usage accordingly. ie, take advantage of the cheap slots and try to avoid the more expensive.
The Agile tariff is perfect for those with Solar PV, Electric Cars, Immersion/Storage heaters or or anyone that can shift their usage away from the 4pm to 7pm peak.
When there is an abundance of renewables on the grid the price of certain 30 minute slots on Agile can even go negative, meaning you can get paid to use energy.
We have a page dedicated to Agile ‘price plunges’, showing the times and prices when prices went negative.
There are a number of pre-configured graphs on the page below to help show current and historical pricing.
If you wish to explore the data with different timeframes, be sure to check out Energy Stats Dashboard feature.
Note: All unit pricing information on the website includes VAT.
Agile tariff versions
Note: This website only pulls the most current version of the Agile tariff.
Like other tariffs, Agile has changed to track the global market forces.
Here a list of the recent changes and the relevant API code. (The number format is Year, Month, Day)
- AGILE-18-02-21 – The original version capped at 35p per unit
- AGILE-22-07-22 – The cap rose to 55p
- AGILE-22-08-31 – The cap was increased to 78p
- AGILE-VAR-22-10-19 – This version raised the cap to £1 per unit and also introduced a new formula.
- AGILE-FLEX-22-11-25 – Cap stays at £1 per unit but new formula only deducts 17.9p from higher unit prices.
- AGILE-23-12-06 – Moves back to 12 month fixed tariff with revised standing charge.
You can read about the new formula and how it includes the Energy Price Guarantee here: https://octopus.energy/blog/agile-pricing-explained/
New tariff codes are only for new customers or existing customers that wish to recontract.
Any existing customers will be on their old version until the end of their current contract.
I’d suggest contacting Octopus directly if you wish to confirm your own contractual status. https://octopus.energy/contact-us/
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Energy Stats can also be found on Twitter / X. Please follow us @energystatsuk for daily Agile tariff pricing graphs and summaries.
We have also started posting the same graphs over on Mastodon. You can find us here: https://mastodonapp.uk/@energystatsuk
And we are even trying to get the info out via Instagram. Find us here: https://www.instagram.com/energystatsuk/
Note: The current and past performance of energy pricing is not necessarily a guide to the future.
Half hour pricing for the last 7 days
Pricing for the latest 48 hours
Average unit price for each 30 minute slot for the last 365 days
Maximum, Average and Minimum pricing for each day of the last 365 days
Today’s Agile Pricing
Tomorrow’s Agile Pricing
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