The Smart Export Guarantee

  • Get paid to put green energy in the Grid
  • Export payments for excess solar energy
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Guaranteed Payments

Electricity Companies Must pay you for your Solar Energy

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a Government initiative that makes electricity companies pay out to small-scale low-carbon generators (residential) for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met. This includes, but is not limited to Solar PV, Wind and combined heat and power.

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. Although you may find that you get a different rate for each unit of electricity exported if you choose an SEG only option.

The SEG came into force on 1 January 2020. You may not claim SEG if you are already on a Feed-In tariff payment.

How much money will I receive from Smart Export?

Energy SupplierTariff NamePrice per kWh
Social Energy Export 5.6p
Octopus Energy Outgoing Fixed 5.5p
E.On- for new customers with solar installs from 1 Jan Fix & Export Exclusive V1 5.5p
Bulb Export Payments 5.38p
OVO OVO SEG Tariff 4.0p
Scottish Power Smart Export Variable 4.0p
SSE Smart Export Tariff 3.5p
EDF Export + Earn 3.5p
Shell Energy SEG Tariff 3.5p
E.On- all other customers, including npower customers Fix & Export V1 3.0p
Centrica/British Gas Export and Earn Flex 1.5p
Green Network Energy SEG Tariff 1.0p
Utility Warehouse UW Smart Export Guarantee 0.5p
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