Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).
Get paid for your excess electricity.
As part of a government initiative, if you generate your own electricity through renewable sources, like sun or wind, you can get paid for surplus energy. So if you generate more electricity than you use in your home or business, and export it back to the grid, you could receive export payments.
What is SEG?
The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a government obligation for larger suppliers to offer an export tariff that pays customers for excess electricity that they send back to the grid from renewable technologies such as solar panels. SEG replaces the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme which ended on 1 April 2019 for new applicants. The SEG tariff is available from 1 January 2020.
What do I need to have to get SEG?
To apply for SEG, you’ll need to have one of the below energy solutions:
You must also:
Be the owner of the generation unit e.g. solar panels.
Have a generation unit with a capacity of up to 5MW.
Have a meter that is able to record energy that’s exported to the grid, on a half-hourly basis.
Have an installation that is certified to the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), or Flexi-Orb.
Have the ability to opt out of FiT payments. or be prepared to lose your FiT export payment if you move to SEG.
Not be receiving SEG payments from another licensee.
How do I apply for SEG?
Once you've completed our application form online and sent it to us with the required documentation, it can take up to 8 - 10 weeks to process your application.
What to include with your application:
A valid MCS or Flexi-Orb Certificate.
Proof of Identification (ID) - a photocopy of your passport, driving licence or another I.D. document issued by an official body. Other accepted forms of ID that we accept can be found at gov.uk.
Proof of address - a utility bill issued within the last three months, a local authority council tax bill for the current council tax year or a statement from your Bank or Building Society.
A photograph of your smart meter or export meter, showing the meter serial number, make, model and export reading, each time we request this from you. Please note, this is not your generation meter.
If you've battery storage on site, we'll need a schematic diagram and Battery Storage Declaration form.
If you're VAT registered, we'll need a self-billing form.
How to apply as a business.
If your company is VAT registered then VAT will be added to your export payment. You’ll need to complete both the application form available above, plus the self-billing form, and declare any VAT received to HMRC as part of your tax return.
Fill out our self-billing form for VAT customers
What happens next?
We’ll need to do some checks to make sure we’ve received everything we need from you. If there isn’t already one set up, we’ll use an industry database to apply for an Export MPAN. This helps us to identify the export supply from your meter so we’re able to know how much energy you’re exporting, then we can make your export payments.
Once this has been set up, we’ll email you a link to our SEG terms and conditions which we’ll need you to accept. You can also view the terms and conditions online.
When we’ve received your acceptance we can finish setting up your account. After that, you'll receive your payments from us annually.
What’s on offer:
Our frequently asked questions.
How do I get an export reading from my smart meter?
How to get a reading from a separate export meter?
Do I need to contact you with my export readings?
How often will I receive SEG payments?
What if I’m VAT Registered? (Businesses only)
I’m supplied by another company, but I’d like my SEG with you. Is that possible?
Why do you need my photo ID?
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) terms and conditions.
Need to talk to us?
Give us a call or drop us an email using the details below.