We're currently trialing a way to pay members for the energy they export to the grid.
Previously, people who generated energy at home and exported it to the grid were eligible for payments through the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme. The government closed FIT to new sign ups 31 March 2019.
We started our trial with 50 members to help us work out the kinks. As of September 2019 we're inviting more members to sign up.
You can sign up for the trial if you’re already receiving FIT payments from us or another supplier. If we pay your FIT payments, we'll pay both FIT and export payments until January 2020. At that time we'll ask you to choose which one you want to stay on.
You can apply to be on our export tariff if
- you’re a Bulb member who pays for energy by Direct Debit
- you have a smart meter we can read automatically
- you’re willing to give us feedback on how a new scheme should work for you
If you meet these criteria you can apply now. We’ll also ask you questions about your set-up to make sure you’re eligible for the trial.
We’ll pay you the wholesale cost of energy for every kWh of electricity you export. Every month, the payments will be added to your Bulb account as credit.