Today my energy supplier Tonik wrote to me inviting me to consider solar panels, a car charger, or a storage battery – all 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 Vision||My Q3 2017 status||My Q3 2019 status|
|Switch to Tonik for lowest cost renewable electricity.||Done.||Now with Octopus|
|Smart meter||Waiting on Tonik||Supplied via Octopus|
|Connected thermostat (whole of house device)||Connected thermostats (individual room temperatures and schedules)|
|Smart tariff||Without a smart meter on nearest equivalent (Economy 7)||Agile Octopus dynamic smart tariff.|
|-||Surplus solar electricity diverted to charge electric car.|
|-||Surplus solar electricity diverted to heat water.|