The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) was launched on 1st January 2020 to pay small scale renewable energy generators for any electricity exported to the grid from eligible technologies. The SEG applies to exported electricity generated by solar PV, wind, hydro, micro CHP and anaerobic digestion.

All energy suppliers with over 150,000 electricity customers are required to offer and set their own export energy tariff, with the sole requirement that it must be above £0.00/kWh.  Suppliers with less than 150,000 customers can opt into the scheme.  There is a large range of tariffs offered which we have compiled in the table below.

It is important to note that the energy supplier you pay for imported electricity does not have to be the same as the one you choose to pay you an export tariff.

This scheme replaces the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) which closed on 31 March 2019 and rewarded electricity generation exported to the grid, as well as that generated and used onsite. The SEG offers a lower financial incentive for onsite renewables than the FiT but is a welcome initiative, as renewables stack up financially even without subsidy, provided they are sized correctly.

Although payments under the SEG are expected to be lower than with the combined generation and export FiT, the SEG is only one of the many ways that you can benefit from onsite renewables. Onsite generation will reduce grid supplied energy costs, improve energy security and, if you are a business, will help meet corporate responsibility goals. With climate emergencies declared across local and national entities worldwide, now is a vital time to work towards net zero. Take your first step towards net zero with our software, the OnGen Expert.

Supplier & tariff
Export payment (p/kWh)
Social Energy – Export


Octopus Energy – Outgoing Fixed


E.On (for new customers) – Fix & Export Exclusive V1


Bulb – Export Payments


OVO – OVO SEG Tariff


ScottishPower – Smart Export Variable


SSE – Smart Export Tariff


EDF – Export + Earn


Shell Energy – SEG Tariff


Utilita – SEG Tariff


E.On (all customers) – Fix & Export V1


Centrica/British Gas – Export and Earn Flex


Green Network Energy – SEG Tariff


Utility Warehouse – UW Smart Export Guarantee


Good Energy – Not published

Not published

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Smart Export Guarantee.

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