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 equivalent, standards or a certificate from an equivalent scheme.
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'll take us 3-4 weeks to process your application.
What to include with your application:
A valid MCS 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 meter, showing the meter serial number, make, model and export reading.
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.
A photo of your export meter showing the Meter Serial Number , make, model and export reading, each time we request this from you.
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. To set this up can take approximately a week.
Once this has been set up, we’ll email you a link to our SEG terms and conditions as well as a SEG Plan 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. We’ll ask you for an up-to-date export meter reading once we confirm your start date, so that we capture a start reading to use to calculate your SEG payments. After that you'll receive your payments from us annually if you only export energy from us. If you also have import energy supplied by us, we may be able to use what you export to offset your bill.
What’s on offer:
Our frequently asked questions.
How do I get an export reading for E.ON installed smart meters?
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?
What if I change my energy provider?
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.