Octopus Go versus Agile (Merseyside and Northern Wales)

Octopus Go is an electricity tariff with a cheap 5p / kWh rate for four hours every night (between 00:30 and 4.30 am) and a competitive flat rate for the other 20 hours of the day.

The Go tariff is perfect for Electric Vehicle (EV) owners, those with Solar PV batteries, immersion / storage heaters or anyone that can run high usage appliances overnight.

You can find out more information about the Go tariff on the Octopus Energy website.

Alternatively, the Octopus Agile tariff works by tracking daily wholesale energy prices and providing the next days pricing by 5pm the day before. Pricing changes every 30 minutes so you can plan your usage accordingly.

Which ‘time of use’ tariff is right for you totally depends on your household daily usage.

  • Go has a very cheap daily 4 hour period through the night but then has conventional fixed pricing for the rest of the day.
  • Agile is usually much cheaper than Go from 04:30 am to 4pm, but then has the higher cost 4pm to 7pm peak period.

Swings and roundabouts? You can see the ebb and flow of the daily pricing in the graphs below.

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Octopus Go versus Agile (00:30 to 04:30 am) for the last 365 days

So here we are directly comparing the daily 4 hour cheap period of Go with the same time-frame on Agile

Octopus Go versus Agile for the last 7 days

This graph shows all day with each 30 minute price change on Agile

Note: There is a 25p (including VAT) standing charge per day on the Go tariff and 21p per day (including VAT) on the Agile tariff.