So, you’ve got your ecopush smart plug and you’ve on an Octopus agile energy tariff. Now, you want to utilize it its full potential. Using ecopush ensures you’re saving money and helping the environment, whilst still getting the results you need. With a few simple steps, you can achieve incredible results and save £300+ a year.
Big household appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers, require a large amount of electricity to run. Your ecopush app is going to notify you when green energy is available. Thus reducing your consumption of fossil fuel based energy. It will tell you when the ‘cheapest time’ to do your laundry and dishwashing would be, typically this is during night hours, as electricity prices are at their lowest. Heating and cooling systems account for around 43% of your annual energy bill, with Ecopush you can turn your heating or cooling system on during the day and regulate the temperature to your comfort. This way you don’t turn it on in the evening during surge hours saving you tons of money!
Battery Powered Tools
Today, many of us own household electric tools. Cordless tools are becoming vastly popular. Electric lawn mowers, strimmers, hovers, leaf blowers etc, are being regularly designed with some sort of battery that needs to be consistently recharged .Generally for this type of useage, peak times (expensive and harmful fuel emissions) tend to be between 5pm and 10pm daily. Ecopush will notify you of the best time to use energy based on your bespoke consumption needs. Using ecopush, will mean your electric tools will be fully charged with 100% renewable energy!
Hot Tubs and Electric Heaters
You can even use Ecopush on your hot tub, hot tubs use a large amount of electricity and cost an average of £300 a year to run. You can also have your electric boiler, heating up water when electricity is cheapest or greenest. Due to market forces, when energy demands spike, costs will simultaneously rise. And the demands must be met so suppliers are forces to turn to more flexible power plants, which burn fossil fuels, to meet the demand. The result of this is higher costs and higher emissions if you use energy during these peak times.
e-bikes are on the rise! Many people are turning them as they are much faster and easier to ride up hills. Part of the rise in popularity is due to falling costs and improvements in battery technology which looks set to continue. If you’re planning on obtaining or already hold one of these fascinating bikes, using ecopush to charge them is your only option.
Birds are here! The Californian electric scooter business Bird has launched a service in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and in a few months these scooters will be available to the public just about anywhere in the city. This electric scooter company back in the United States pays people to collect these scooters and charge them and they look set to employ the same model here. When they get approved to operate in London, locals, with the help of Ecopush, have a chance to make extra money by charging these scooters off-peak hours.
To gain the best results with your ecopush plug, charge your electronic devices during the day or night when green energy is available. ecopush is perfect for charging laptops, mobiles, tablets and more. It is also great for changing back-up chargers to ensure your phone is charged even on the go.
With ecopush, you will be implemented in a demand response scheme to react to a request by a utility or market price condition. Because of demand response, you will be reducing peak demand while reducing the risk of potential disturbances, avoid additional capital cost requirements for additional plants, and avoid the use of more expensive/or less efficient operation plants. You are helping everyone including yourself because by avoiding all this you don’t have to pay higher prices since generation capacity is not being used from a higher-cost source of power generation.
Ecopush. The automatic plug that saves you money and saves the environment. Ecopush has been developed to preserve your pocket as well as our planet.
Since we became aware of the true impacts of fossil fuel consumption from global warming to impacts on human health, there has been a concerted effort to move towards alternative efficient fuels. In Q2 of 2018, 29% of the UK’s electricity supply was from renewable resources, a significant increase from 5.9% in the equivalent quarter of 2010.
We have started to increase efforts to preserve our planet by using clean innovative energy and cutting back on fossil fuels. Clean energy involves approaches such as: solar, wind, nuclear power, and hydro-electric. The more we use renewable sources, the less Carbon emissions are released. As electricity is not currently stored easily, the more we can use energy when there is less carbon the better.
Unfortunately, there is a drawback. Unlike traditional coal or gas power plants which can be turned on and off to match demand, renewable resources are more volatile and unpredictable – if there is no wind, turbines can’t convert electricity, similarly in high winds they are often turned off to restrict damage (Operating between approximately 10-55mph). Hence, the issue of electricity volatility is a growing one that needs to be addressed.
Due to market principles in the ‘supply and demand’ of electricity, prices are constantly fluctuating throughout the day, sometimes even being negative if there is a surplus of energy to the national grid. According to octopus energy, over the last 12 months, unit prices were below 2p/kWh 31 times and below 0p/kWh 4 times!
Ecopush have researched ways to make better use of renewable energy and have developed the ecopush smartplug.
This ecopush system works remotely and has a choice of settings to suit your personal consumption needs. You can choose to minimise costs, minimise pollution or both.
Ecopush will calculate the best times for you to use energy in order to reduce your impact on the environment and save you cash! The price of your energy changes seasonally, daily, hourly.
When electricity supply peaks during the day, we have to resort to non-renewable resources such as oil and coal to meet the demand. With ecopush you can set your plug to the eco setting to ensure you only use energy when these polluting plants are off.
Unlike other smartplugs on the market, the Ecopush smart plug is fully automatic. With other systems, you will have to manually set timers and will not have access to data to track your consumption, here at Ecopush we do all of that for you to ensure you save money and make a meaningful impact on pollution.
It also includes a handy app with the ability to track your spending, energy use and CO2 output with pinpoint precision.
Whether your motivation is to save money or save the environment the ecopush is here to help. Its pre-designed functions allow you to easily choose which schedule you wish to follow to make the most out of your Octopus Agile plan.
The sleek plugs are incredibly quick and easy to install and for a limited time only if you switch to an Octopus Agile Tariff you get a free ecopush plug to get you started.
Even on the basic Octopus tariff customers have seen an average saving of £200 a year compared to the big 6!
If you have already signed up for an Octopus tariff you can get more ecopush smart plugs here