Octopus Go versus Agile

Octopus Go is an electricity tariff with a cheap overnight 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.

Note: Octopus changed their T&Cs to make Go an EV only tariff. So you need to own an EV to get this tariff.

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 linked below.

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We can also be found on Twitter, please follow us @energystatsuk for daily Agile tariff pricing graphs and summaries.

Also, be sure to check out our Dashboard, Download Historical Data and OctoChargeCalc features to help you decide whether these tariffs are the right fit for you.

Note: The past performance of energy pricing is not necessarily a guide to the future.

Note: there are 14 different geographical energy areas in the UK and each one has slightly different pricing as you can see in today’s graph below.

Choose one of the links below to see individual pricing just for that region.

Eastern EnglandSouthern England
East MidlandsSouth Eastern England
LondonSouthern Wales
Merseyside & Northern WalesSouth Western England
West MidlandsYorkshire
North Eastern EnglandSouthern Scotland
North Western EnglandNorthern Scotland

Go versus Agile (showing all regions)