Frequently Asked Questions

Can I continue using the energy provider I use now?

You can save on Carbon Emissions which ever energy provider you use.  We get information directly from the National Grid.

Prices – currently only Octopus Energy offer a tariff that reflects the true cost of energy.  We are hoping that this changes.  Far more popular is the Eco7/10 tariffs which offer periods of discounted energy pricing.  Our system will work with your Eco7 tariff and use that information to save you money.

Why is timing important when it comes to electricity use? 

The electricity we use comes from a range of sources from power plants burning fossil fuels, to wind farms. Some of these sources (Wind, solar) are highly dependant on the weather conditions (which are always changing).

We can make better use of this Green energy if we use it when it is being generated.

We also have large changes in demand.  Energy use varies throughout the day.  In the UK typically peaking around late afternoon. All infrastructure is built to accommodate this peak, meaning we have to build more power plants, transformers and power lines.  Anything that reduces this peak can have a big impact on saving emissions. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_demand]

Do I need to do anything to make use of the best times to use electricity? 

No – we automatically know the price and carbon values of electricity and use that to create personalised charging schedules for you.

How much money do you estimate I will save with the Ecopush?

Over the last 12 months, a typical UK family would have saved £210 on Agile Octopus compared to the average Big 6 variable tariff – and could save another £120 by shifting their electricity use outside of peak hours Over the last 12 months, unit prices dropped below 2p / kWh 31 times and below 0p / kWh 4 times.

For more information see :  https://octopus.energy/agile/

What if I need electricity now but it’s not the right time on the network, can I still use electricity? How does that work, do I switch off the Ecopush? 

You can override the schedule at any time by using the iOS/Android app.

Is there an app that I can see my energy use on? 

Yes, our iOS and Android app allow you to monitor your devices and change any settings.

When will other energy providers be adopting the Ecopush?

We believe time of use tariffs are the way of the future, for the obvious incentives to provides to do the right thing.  We recommend Octopus Energy, but if you are not ready to switch just yet, contact your supplier.

I unplug my chargers to save energy now, will I need to do this with Ecopush?

No – our switch physically disconnects your device from the power supply.  No more vampire appliances using energy all of the time.

Can I put my laundry in my washing machine and will the Ecopush then turn it on at the best time?

Yes, the plug will turn on at the right time.  As long as your washing machine starts automatically it will work.

Can I plug in a multi plug extension into Ecopush? 

There is no reason why you could not chain a number of devices to charge all of your devices together.

There is a max load of 16 A (which is more than enough for most household devices).

I have more questions?

If you want any more details, drop us an email at info@ecopush.co