The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) encourages people who generate surplus renewable energy to get paid for electricity they export back to the National Grid.
Please ensure you have the relevant documentation needed before you apply. You can find this information below.
We now have two SEG tariffs which pay our customers for each unit of electricity they generate and export back to the grid. These tariffs are variable - meaning the price you are paid per unit you export back to the National Grid can go up or down. Please note, the export price is not linked to any Ofgem price cap or FIT tariff rates.
Price Per kWh = 12p
Price Per kWh = 15p
You get paid a fixed rate for any excess renewable electricity you export to the grid from sources such as:
Simply apply now and complete our online application, including uploading the following documents. Due to the various checks we need to undertake, the processing of your application can up to 8-12 weeks, but don't worry - we'll work from the meter readings you provide as part of your application so you'll not miss out on any payments.
Please note, this is for new SEG applications only. If you are looking to change your SEG supplier or transfer your FIT agreement, please email SEG@scottishpower.com.
If you have battery storage you will need to upload a copy of your battery storage schematic diagram.
Firstly, your application will go through a validation process to ensure eligibility and adherence to the minimal criteria. Additionally, we will verify that you have a Smart meter capable of recording Half Hourly meter readings.
The DNO creates your export MPAN - this is the longest part of the application process and is out of our control as this depends on the resource available there (a bit like applying for a passport).
Following this we will request you register your payment details. New applications will be paid from their application date, where as customers switching to us will be paid from the date agreed with the old supplier.
Rest assured, you will not lose out on any energy exported to us during the process. If you are transitioning from another supplier, we may need to request additional readings from you.
It's also important you read and agree to the SEG tariff terms and conditions.
Apply now to start your SEG application, including uploading the documentation detailed above.
Regarding meter readings and ongoing billing, please note that the meter reading you provided upon application will be used to start your account. Rest assured, you will not lose out on any energy exported to us during the above process. If you are transitioning from another supplier, we may need to request additional readings from you. The reading we request will be used to start your account, while your previous supplier will end your account based on their readings.
We will make every effort to obtain ongoing meter readings from your smart meter. However, if we are unable to do so directly, we may request a reading from you in order to issue an accurate invoice and payment.
A cooling-off period automatically applies. You have 14 calendar days from the date you apply for SEG Plan to tell us that you want to cancel it. This is your ‘cooling-off’ period. This cooling-off period will expire after 14 calendar days.
Prices correct as at 16.02.23. Subject to change.
This statement is based on ScottishPower’s SmartGen+ tariff available only to customers who installed solar panels &/or solar batteries with ScottishPower. ScottishPower conduct market analysis regularly to update and verify this position.