The Smart Export Guarantee is a Government initiative that makes electricity companies pay small-scale, low-carbon generators for solar electricity exported to the National Grid.
You do not have to receive Smart Export payments from your current electricity supplier. You can apply to any electricity supplier that is large enough to offer the scheme. That means you can sell your excess electricity to the highest bidder. You may receive a different payment rate if you aren't a customer of the selected company.
The SEG came into force on 1 January 2020. You may not claim SEG if you already receive a Feed-In tariff payment.
Below is a list of electricity companies that must, by law, offer a Smart Export tariff.
Updated August 2023
|Energy Supplier||Tariff Name & Link||Paid per kWh|
|Octopus Energy||Outgoing Fixed||15p|
|Centrica/British Gas||Export and Earn Plus||15p|
|Scottish Power||Smart Export Variable||12.0p|
|E.On||Fix & Export Exclusive V1||5.5p|
|So Energy||Smart Export Tariff||5p|
|OVO||OVO SEG Tariff||4.0p|
|SSE||Smart Export Tariff||3.5p|
|Shell Energy||SEG Tariff||3.5p|
|Utilita||Smart Export Tariff||3.0p|
|Utility Warehouse||UW Smart Export Guarantee||2p|
|EDF||Export + Earn||1.5p|
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