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Smart (Time of Use) Tariffs

Smart tariffs - everything you need to know

We’re developing new smart tariffs that can help cut your costs while building a greener energy system for the future. Using peak and off-peak rates, they offer cheaper electricity at different times of the day when demand is low.

Our smart tariffs are beta products, meaning they use cutting-edge technology that we continue to improve. If you’re always ahead of the curve, come join us on a journey of innovation. You can switch to one of our other tariffs anytime, at no extra cost.

Are smart tariffs available to everyone?

Right now, our smart tariffs are only available to a limited number of customers. Once we finish the testing phase, they’ll be available to all customers with an eligible smart meter. So, if they’re not currently available to you, please keep checking back.

What will you need?

Smart tariffs rely on us receiving half-hourly consumption data – so you’ll need a SMETS2 smart meter or a ScottishPower SMETS1 meter.

How do they work?

With a smart tariff, you’ll have two different rates for your electricity:

  • Peak
  • Off-peak

Energy demand in the UK is typically lower during the off-peak times of our smart tariffs, which means that the cost of energy during these times is also lower. By moving some of your energy usage to the off-peak hours of your chosen smart tariff, you will be able to benefit from cheaper energy rates. Also, because demand is typically lower during these times, you’ll also be supporting a more flexible energy system.     

 

What are the peak and off-peak times for each tariff?

See the timings for each tariff below. It’s important to note that the timings are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). However, during British Summer Time (BST), the time periods will change to reflect the new time zone. BST runs from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.

 

Weekend Plan

Winter (GMT)

Price Band

00:00 Monday to 23:59 Friday

Peak

00:00 Saturday to 23:59 Sunday

Off Peak

 

Summer (BST)

Price Band

01:00 Monday to 00:59 Saturday

Peak

01:00 Saturday to 00:59 Monday

Off Peak

 

 

Evening Plan

Winter (GMT)

Price Band

00:00 – 19:29

Peak

19:30 – 23:59

Off Peak

 

Summer (BST)

Price Band

01:00 – 20:29

Peak

20:30 – 00:59

Off Peak

 

 

Day Plan

Winter (GMT)

Price Band

14:00 – 07:29

Peak

07:30 – 13:59

Off Peak

 

Summer (BST)

Price Band

15:00 – 08:29

Peak

08:30 – 14:59

Off Peak

 

 

Overnight Plan

Winter (GMT)

Price Band

10:00 – 23:59

Peak

00:00 – 09:59

Off Peak

 

Summer (BST)

Price Band

11:00 – 00:59

Peak

01:00 - 10:59

Off Peak

 

 

Electric Vehicle Plan

Winter (GMT)

Price Band

05:00 – 23:59

Peak

00:00 – 04:59

Off Peak

 

Summer (BST)

Price Band

06:00 – 00:59

Peak

01:00 – 05:59

Off Peak

 

 

 

 

Updated by ScottishPower | 6 Jul 20

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