Here’s a little Tonik..


Today my energy supplier Tonik wrote to me inviting me to consider solar panels, a car charger, or a storage battery Рall of which I already have.  However on their website I found a wider vision of the future home which they thought could halve energy consumption. I thought it would be interesting to compare their vision with my status.

As you can see from the table below the content is quite similar, although I have more ambitious use of solar and more sophisticated smart heating management.

Tonik's VisionMy status
Switch to Tonik for lowest cost renewable electricity.Done.
Smart meterWaiting on Tonik
Connected thermostat (whole of house device)Connected thermostats (individual room temperatures and schedules)
LED bulbsDone.
Smart tariffWithout a smart meter on nearest equivalent (Economy 7)
Solar PV Done.
Battery storage.Done.
-Surplus solar electricity diverted to charge electric car.
-Surplus solar electricity diverted to heat water.
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  1. Greening Me Post author

    Subsequently we’ve switched our electricity supply to Octopus where we not only have a smart meter but also a dynamic smart tariff where the price changes each half hour and daily i.e. they publish the prices each day for the next day and those prices can change each half hour. We pay about 9 p/kWh on average, although it can be as high as 35 p/kWh or a low as negative (i.e. they pay us to use electricity).

    If you want to consider switching to Octopus you can use this link and save a further £50 (offer correct of time of writing) https://share.octopus.energy/ochre-beach-637

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