What’s Economy 7?

What is Economy 7?

This is an electricity tariff that has different prices based on the time of day.

Economy 7 tariff offers seven hours of cheap rate electricity during the night. The daytime electricity is charged at a higher rate than on a standard tariff.

How much energy do I use at night?

The average Economy 7 UK household currently consumes around 42% of energy during off-peak periods.

To estimate your night use, think about when you’re most often at home and using electricity. Don’t forget devices which stay on overnight, like fridges. Better still, you can calculate your percentage by using your bill. Divide your night use by your total usage in kWh.