About Dynamic Energy Pricing

Energy prices are fluctuating constantly. Even though many consumers have a contract with fixed fees, running for a certain timespan, there are other options. If you choose a dynamic electricity price contract, the prices you pay follow the market prices. This is also known as a time-of-use plan or full flex pricing plan. These are all names for the same concept: prices change every hour of the day.

An example of a dynamic tariff plan is Agile Octopus in the United Kingdom.

How does a dynamic electricity price plan work?

Since a lot of people in Europe have a smart meter installed, it is possible to utilise dynamic tariff plans. This means that you could pay 10 cents per kWh at noon and 80 cents in the evening. Did you know that there are moments when there are negative prices? This means that you’ll get money back when you use energy! Your electrical power usage is stored every fifteen minutes. At the end of the month, you receive a bill. The total amount is calculated automatically for you.

Is a time-of-use contract cheaper or dearer?

Pricing fluctuations are considerable during the 24 hours of the day. Visit our free energy planner to check the current prices. An example on how prices change during a typical summer day, you can see below.

An example showing different electricity prices during a single day.

Energy suppliers want to avoid risks. So, when you have a fixed-rate contract, you will pay the highest prices. When the current market price is lower, they benefit from this. But you can benefit too! To do so, you can switch to a dynamic price contract, and have a close look at which times of the day you are actually using electrical power. Does this sound like a lot of trouble? Our EcoSwitch can do this automatically!

Benefit from low electricity prices yourself

When you use our smart switch, the EcoSwitch, your connected devices will automatically switch on or off depending on the current prices to benefit from cheap hours. Once a day the switch retrieves the current market prices from the internet. It uses these prices to schedule energy consumption of the connected devices. You can read more about the EcoSwitch here.

EcoSwitch and EcoSwitch Plus
EcoSwitch and EcoSwitch Plus (EU versions)