This is a new tariff that pays you for the export of electricity that you have generated at your property. The electricity that you have generated that is not used in your home will be sold to us, and you will receive a payment from us for this. We will calculate how much we owe you via export data which we receive from a smart meter.
The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a government obligation and we're a mandatory supplier of this tariff. You can find a list of suppliers that offer the SEG tariff here.
What is Export?
Export is the excess energy that is flowing to the grid. Your solar panels have generated the electricity and you have used some of this in your home. However the electricity that you have not used will flow to the electricity grid.
The amount of electricity exported will depend on factors such as the weather and the size of the solar panels at your property.
What do I need to do to join the SEG Tariff?
You will need to have a SMETS smart meter installed. Please ensure your electricity supplier has installed a SMETS meter and that there is an export register. However if a smart meter cannot be installed, we would look to install a meter that is capable of measuring export at half-hourly intervals.
What is involved in getting the SEG tariff?
There are some things that we need to check before you can sign up to the SEG tariff. We will need to:
- check that the property is not already registered into the Feed in Tariff scheme and receiving export payments from that scheme.
- have received the right paperwork for the tariff. Generally this will consist of a copy of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certificate together with the application form. We currently only recognise the Microgeneration Certification Scheme and therefore will not be able to accept any generation that does not have this certificate.
- check if an export mpan has already been created for this property. If not then we will need to request a creation of this by the distribution network operator (DNO). This may take some time as we rely on a third party to create this. Please ensure your installer has sent the relevant form to the DNO to inform them this you have installed equipment generates electricity and will be exporting onto the grid.
- add information about your system to our records and arrange for the installation of a smart meter.