Octopus Intelligent Tariff

Are there any plans (if it’s even possible) to make the OpenEVSE compatible with the new Octopus Intelligent tariff Intelligent Octopus | Octopus Energy

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That’s an interesting read, thanks for sharing. I’m on the hunt for a change given how expensive Octopus Agile is becoming.

My emperor’s new clothes alarm bell goes whenever I read AI, so I’m pretty sceptical about what the tariff actually does (as a professional data scientist). My guess is it varies the charge rate based on wholesale unit price, but will that be a big gain? I suspect it could be an OK earner for Octopus, but the only benefit for the consumer over the Go tariff is only the extra two hours off-peak.

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Do you think there would be much difference between using the octopus app for the intelligent octopus tariff vs using demand shaper with octopus agile?

Price wise? Yes, at the moment. It’s been a long time since Octopus Agile was at 5 p/kWh, which is what Octopus Intelligent costs off-peak (unless I’m missing something).

The difference is that Octopus Intelligent increases your charging rate when the wholesale electric price is lowest - but this doesn’t affect how much you pay as a consumer.