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In March 2024, the best SEG tariffs and SEG rates are those that offer competitive prices for electricity while also prioritizing sustainable energy sources. These SEG tariffs typically include discounts or benefits for members of specific energy suppliers. By participating in the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme, consumers can not only save money on their energy bills but also support the transition to a greener and more environmentally friendly energy system. In today’s market, customers have a wide range of options when it comes to selecting a SEG tariff that fits their needs and values. It is important for individuals to carefully compare and evaluate different SEG tariffs from different UK energy suppliers to ensure they are getting the best possible deal for themselves and the planet.

Here are the best & worst SEG Tariffs/SEG Rates out there, as of March 2024.

UK ENERGY SUPPLIERPRICE (p/kWh)NAME OF SEG TARIFF/SEG RATE
Octopus (own customers with a GivEnergy Solar Battery)35p*Intelligent Octopus Flux
Octopus (own customers with a solar battery)30p*Octopus Flux
OVO (own solar customers with a battery)20pOVO SEG Tariff
Good Energy (own solar customers with a battery)20pSolar Savings Exclusive
So Energy (own solar customers)20pSmart Export Guarantee Tariff
E.On (own customers)16.5pNext Export Exclusive
Octopus (own customers)15pOutgoing Fixed
OVO (own solar customers)15pOVO SEG Tariff
Scottish Power (own customers)15pSmartGen+
British Gas (own customers)15pExport and Earn Plus
Good Energy (own customers with a smart meter)15pSolar Savings
Scottish Power (non-customers)12pSmartGen
Octopus (own customers on Go tariff)8pOutgoing Fixed Lite
So Energy7.5pSo Export Flex
Rebel Energy6-10pSEG Tariff Snail
British Gas (non-customers)6.4pExport & Earn Flex
EDF (own customers)5.6pExport Variable Value
Utility Warehouse (customers)5.6pUW Smart Export Guarantee – Bundle
Pozitive Energy5pSEG tariff
Octopus (non-customers)4.1pOutgoing Go
OVO (non-customers)4pOVO SEG Tariff
Utilita3pUtilita Smart Export Guarantee
EDF (non-customers)3pExport Variable
E.ON (non-customers)3pNext Export
Utility Warehouse2pUW Smart Export Guarantee – Standard
E1pE SEG January2020v.1
* This SEG Tariff is variable. It varies depending on your location, and includes an off-peak period, so this is a representative rate.

You should note that your current energy supplier does not need to be your Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme tariff supplier – these can be two separate companies. Any energy suppliers who are part of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme are obliged to offer you a SEG tariff, and this can be either fixed or variable; with the terms and conditions being set by the energy supplier. Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) Scheme tariffs can change over time, so be sure to carry out regular checks on whether your SEG tariff is still competitive.

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Frequently Asked Questions about the SEG scheme

What is the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme?

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme enables small-scale low-carbon generators, like homeowners, to receive payments from electricity suppliers for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met.

Is the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme worth it?

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a good idea. It forces energy suppliers to financially reward consumers who send their excess renewable energy back to the National Grid, which makes the UK’s electricity cleaner, greener and cheaper. However, its fatal flaw is that energy companies can pay any amount for your energy as there is no standard rate.

Who pays the best Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff?

Who Offers the Best SEG Rates? At present, energy supplier Octopus Energy offers the best SEG tariff export rate in the UK. They pay 35p for every kWh you provide from your solar or another renewable system to the National Grid. The catch with Octopus Energy is the fact that you have to be one of their current energy customers to get the higher SEG rate, otherwise its SEG tariff for non-customers is only 4.1p kWh.

Can I sell electricity back to the National Grid?

If you generate renewable electricity in your home or business, you can feed back into the National Grid any electricity that you don’t use. Under the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) scheme you will be paid for every unit (kWh) of electricity that you feed back to the National Grid. You will need to have your solar PV system installed by a MCS Certified Solar PV (Panels) Installer like NXTGEN Energy, as you are required to have an MCS Certificate. An MCS Certificate proves that your Solar PV System has been correctly installed to MCS standards.

Who pays the most for solar electricity?

This, of course, is on top of the lower energy bills that you should be able to enjoy as a result of your solar energy investment. Currently Octopus Energy pays the best rate for excess solar energy exported back to the National Grid at a rate of 35p per kWh. E (Gas & Electricity) pays the lowest at 1p per kWh.

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