This is getting ridiculous (energy prices - Strictly NO referrals!)

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Something will come, the strategy is demand pricing long term so they need to get more people to suck up the excess supply when its there and be self sufficient or returning to the grid in peak times.

Weren't you talking of building a large outbuilding? That would be an ideal place to put batteries and have a solar array as you could design the weight in.

Its going to change, but right now its a bit of a lottery in regards some things such as getting onto Go. It used to be they never checked EV ownership but with energy prices they seem to have tightened up somewhat.

Yeah it sounds like its not ideal right now. the savings are there but if the suppliers don't want people on the cheap tariffs or the tariffs for home storage aren't as good, then it wont work. Its not viable for me to get an EV the cost is too high.

Again lack of joined up policy.

Re my outbuilding - yes but it will be at the bottom of the garden mostly under shade unfortunately.
 
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What’s the point in this over a standard kettle :confused:
It looks exactly the same. I guess the dispense button saves picking up the kettle :p

more efficient at boiling the water.

These dispenser things only boil a small amount of water at a time as it flows through the heating element vs a kettle which heats up all the water at the same time, net result is less energy and time needed to heat it up.
 
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I have a 1.5kw eco kettle. It’ll use the same amount of electricity overall but the benefit is reduced power draw, which is very handy if you have solar and a battery.
Thats what I was thinking, it is a positive as you dont require the peak draw which costs more to provide right. I've seen 5kw peak on portable batteries with 240v sockets, cost in the hundreds. I wondered how cheap it would be to avoid these peak rates coming at us and recharge it on low rates.

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Is Octopus Go fixed for 1yr at least or it can change at any time ?
 
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It’s challenging to keep up with the price cap update in October - Ofgem have tweaked the calculation, which makes it more expensive !!

The latest is :
- Gas prices to rise 94%
- Electricity prices to rise 71%

Meaning the average bill is expected to be £3,687 in October, £4,400 from January and £4,700 from April :eek:

Source :

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It’s challenging to keep up with the price cap update in October - Ofgem have tweaked the calculation, which makes it more expensive !!

The latest is :
- Gas prices to rise 94%
- Electricity prices to rise 71%

Meaning the average bill is expected to be £3,687 in October, £4,400 from January and £4,700 from April :eek:

Source :

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April good weather to riot someone said ...........
 
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Just mental and looks like we are going to be stuck with Liz Truss who doesn't believe in handouts and wants to go with tax cuts which won't really help low earners.
 
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