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Octopus Tracker Tariff Prices.

A complete guide to the Octopus tracker tariff.

The Octopus tracker tariff follows wholesale energy prices. Every day at midnight Octopus Energy updates the price you pay per kWh. You can choose the Octopus tracker tariff for either your gas, electricity or both.  The tracker tariff can be a stand-alone tariff.

The benefit of the Octopus tracker tariff is that if prices drop you see that almost immediately in the price you pay per kWh. However, you also feel the pain if wholesale energy prices rise.

The Energy Price Cap, which most customers are on, will see prices rise and fall with wholesale prices BUT there is a lag. The energy cap is reviewed every 3 months. This slows down price rises and also price reductions. With the tracker tariff, you see these price fluctuations reflected in the price you pay for your gas and electricity almost instantly.

If you are considering moving to the Octopus tracker tariff you need to make sure you keep a very close eye on the price you pay per kWh for energy.

Update 15/02/23 

Octopus Energy is now limiting the tracker tariff to customers with a smart meter.  Customers can sign up and join a waiting list for the Octopus tracker tariff. Octopus are allowing 50 customers onto the tariff each day so there might be quite a wait. Once the form is completed you will be contacted in the next six months.

You may want to consider the Octopus Agile Tariff as an alternative while you join the Octopus tracker tariff. Octopus Agile only cover electricity but it also follows wholesale energy prices. You will need a separate tariff for gas.

Octopus are still the only company to offer this tariff, no one else ever has! So get on that list if you are interested. You will receive amazing customer service from a company that always aims to do the right thing for its customers AND the planet.

Octopus is still accepting new customers. Once you have switched you can join the waiting list for the tracker tariff. Be with a supplier that can offer more than just fixed or standard variable tariffs.

How does the Octopus Tracker tariff work?

Every day, Octopus Energy updates the price you pay per kWh for your energy.  The price you pay is based on an independently published wholesale market price. This is the price available to all suppliers.

Your Octopus dashboard will be updated each day to show the price you will pay per kWh. You can check the unit price per kWh along with a comprehensive breakdown of how the daily tracker price is calculated.  

The price includes;

  • Wholesale costs.
  • Delivery and network charges.
  • Administration, financing and margins.
  • VAT.

If there are any other costs they will also be included in the chart. I don’t think Octopus can be any more transparent with the Octopus tracker tariff!

This is an example of how the Octopus tracker tariff is displayed on your Octopus dashboard using a mobile device. I have tried to highlight the text on the right. (It is easy to read on the website but not on a screenshot.)

octopus tracker how to find prices

Itemised billing on the Octopus Tracker tariff.

When you are on the tracker tariff, your Octopus bill will be itemised if you have a smart meter. There will be a row for each day this will include;

  • The date
  • Wholesale price
  • Day’s unit price per kWh
  • Energy used.

If you do not have a smart meter Octopus you will need to take a meter reading once a month. As I understand it, Octopus will take your total usage for the month and work out the average price per kWh over the billing period.

I have listed historical prices for the last month on the Ocropus tracker tariff at the bottom of this page.

It is important to note that your In Home Display will not display your tracker rates. The display becomes fairly pointless when you are not on a standard tariff. I would suggest using the Octopus app and also  Octo Aid or possibly Loop.

I would also sign up for the new Octopus home mini, it’s free. The little pink tile is a brand-new device. It sends your smart meter’s data straight to your Octopus Energy app, so you can see your electricity use in near real-time.

Octopus suggests you check the price you pay per kWh frequently whilst on the tracker tariff. You can check the day rate by looking at your Octopus dashboard. By doing this you will get a feel for how much you are paying for your energy. They compare it to checking petrol prices at a garage forecourt. If you check often enough you will know if prices are going up or down. Remember that the average price you pay per kWh over the month is most important.

Is the Octopus Tracker tariff Britain’s fairest tariff?

The Octopus Trackers tariff was launched on 8th May 2017. Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy said, “This tariff is the first guarantee that you won’t get ripped off.”  At this time Octopus Energy had just 90,000 customers and was challenging the Big 6 energy suppliers. Now Octopus has over 5 million customers are the 3rd largest energy supplier in the UK. Octopus has always stood out doing the right thing even when they were considered of little threat to the Big 6.

With the Octopus tracker tariff, you know exactly what you are paying for each day. There’s a breakdown of the unit price and you know it reflects the current wholesale price in the UK.

Here’s the result of one person moving to the Octopus Tracker Tariff.

At the moment you would be paying less than the Energy Price Cap with the Energy Price Guarantee discount if you were on the Octopus Tracker tariff for gas and electricity. This is because wholesale prices have fallen in recent weeks.

Octopus Energy explains this reduction in wholesale prices in their updated blog post.

More recently, some alternatives to Russian gas have been found and there have been some welcome falls in prices. Though much of continental Europe has traditionally been reliant on receiving gas through pipelines, it can also be shipped as liquified natural gas (LNG). Countries like Germany, the Netherlands and Finland have scrambled to build floating LNG terminals and are now importing gas this way, and after an unexpectedly warm autumn, reserves are holding steady. Customers are also consuming less energy as a result of high prices. All these factors have reduced wholesale prices, and prices have dropped, and whilst still incredibly high, are around 1/3 of the peak levels seen in late summer.

The Flexible tariff isn’t as responsive to wholesale energy prices as the Octopus Tracker tariff.

If you are on a standard tariff, such as the Octopus Flexible tariff,  the reduction in wholesale prices won’t have made a difference to the amount you pay per kWh YET.  The Octopus Tracker tariff, however, follows wholesale prices (as illustrated below) and so this will be reflected in the price per kWh TODAY.

This chart shows day-ahead electricity wholesale prices in the UK. Electricity wholesale prices have dropped quite dramatically. There was a spike in December when the cold snap happened but as you can see from the chart prices did start to come down from the latter part of October 2022.

Gas has also come down in price. You can monitor this chart for both gas and electricity wholesale prices. You can also take it a step further and see how wholesale prices change by the hour on this site BUT there’s no need unless you are really interested in the wholesale energy market. I will explain more below.

If you are interested in energy prices and what the future holds this is a very informative document from the House of Commons library. It is a research document (that isn’t too heavy) written in February 2023.

You will need to keep a close eye on your daily rate on the Octopus Tracker tariff but at the moment it is cheaper than the Octopus Flexible tariff.

Energy prices can change at the drop of a hat so be sure to do some maths based on your own circumstances to work out if the tracker tariff is right for you.

I live in South Wales and here are the prices for the last month or so on the Octopus tracker tariff. Remember to keep a close eye on the average price you pay per kWh per month and switch back to the Octopus flexible tariff if you start paying more per kWh than the energy price guarantee. There is no point in spending more than you need to!

I made this TikTok last summer. The cap for gas has now increased to 30p per kWh and for electricity, the cap has increased to £1.

@sarah_go_green You could get your #gas price cheaper than the #energypriceguarantee on the #octopustrackertariff. #moneysavingtips #energybills #gasheating #reduceenergybills ♬ original sound – sarah_go_green

If you are already an Octopus Customer you should be able to switch to the tracker tariff now on this Octopus webpage. I would suggest sending a DM to Octopus on Twitter to switch, alternatively email [email protected] The link on the Octopus page should work BUT at the time of writing, I have had reports that it doesn’t. The tariff is still available it is just the signup page that doesn’t seem to be working.

This is a tariff that only a small percentage of customers are on so customer service staff could possibly be a little unsure of it but you don’t need a smart meter and you can switch one or both of your tariffs. Being on a smart tariff for your electricity doesn’t restrict your option to move your gas, as an example, to the tracker tariff. Just drop them a message if you want to switch over.

Do you need a smart meter to switch to the Octopus tracker tariff?

No, you don’t need a smart meter to switch to the tracker tariff. It’s obviously better if you have a smart meter that communicates with Octopus as your energy usage is then calculated on a daily basis. So if you decide to turn your heating up on a day when the Octopus gas tracker prices are very low you would see this reflected in your bill.

However, you can still switch with a standard meter to the Octopus tracker tariff. I have an elderly neighbour who switched to the Octopus tracker tariff last August. He takes a monthly meter reading and Octopus calculates the average price per kWh for both his gas and electricity. I assume they just add the daily rates and divide them by the number of days. (He is quite switched on and keeps an eye on the average prices he is paying per kWh.)

If you are an existing Octopus customer without a smart meter I would strongly suggest taking a meter reading just before the switch to the tracker tariff is complete. You will then know the new rates will be applied to all energy used after the switch.

The issue my neighbour has is he has a SMETS1 smart meter and they won’t replace it with a SMETS2. They have told us that they are hoping to get all the SMETS1 smart meters online early this year. So if you are in the same position fingers crossed your smart meter will be able to send real-time readings very soon! You can read more about it on the Data Communication Company website.

How do I check if my meter is a smart meter?

You can check if your meter is working in smart mode on the Citizens advice website. Thie online checker tool can tell you what type of smart meter you have in your home and if it’s working in smart mode.

Does the Octopus Tracker tariff get a discount as part of the government Energy Price Guarantee?

If you sign up now you will be on Octopus Tracker Tariff November version 1. The Energy Price Guarantee applies to this tariff as follows;

33.43p /kWh discount against your electricity unit rates

6.7p / kWh discount against your gas unit rates.

The EPG discount will apply whenever Tracker unit rates go above the base EPG level (34p / kWh for electricity and 10.3p / kWh for gas; on average, but this does vary regionally).

For example, a unit rate of electricity at 80p / kWh is reduced to 46.57p / kWh. A gas unit rate of 20p / kWh is reduced to 13.3p / kWh.

You can read more about how the Government Energy Price guarantee effect the Octopus trackers tariff on the Octopus Energy FAQ tracker tariff page.

Will I still get the £67  a month discount if I switch to the Octopus Tracker tariff? (Energy Bill Support Scheme)

Yes, you will still receive the discount under the Energy Bill Support Scheme when on the Octopus tracker tariff. Octopus sorts all this out for you and it appears on your dashboard as a credit to your account.

Octopus has said that whoever provides your energy on the 1st of the month pay the subsidy. So if you switch on the 5th of the month your previous provider should pay the £67 for that month.

Just as a side note the scheme is due to end in its current form in March 2023.

Is the Octopus Tracker tariff the cheapest tariff available for Octopus customers?

If you are not on an old cheap fixed tariff for your gas then the Octopus tracker tariff is currently cheaper than any other tariff they have for gas.  It is a bit of a no-brainer at the moment.

If you are considering switching to the tracker tariff for electricity I would first review all the other Octopus smart tariffs available. Depending on your usage and personal circumstance you may find another smart tariff that reduces the price you pay per kWh for electricity so that it is cheaper for you. There are so many variables you need to review all the Octopus smart tariffs. You will however need a smart meter for all the Octopus smart tariffs. You do not need a smart meter for the Octopus tracker tariff.

One size doesn’t fit all when considering an electricity tariff. 

Just for those who are new to smart tariffs and are unsure if the Octopus tracker tariff would work out cheaper NOW for electricity, you can consider the following.

The Octopus tracker tariff over the last month has been cheaper than the standard variable tariff, ie Octopus flexible tariff. Just be mindful that wholesale prices can go up as well as down. You can see the rates for the last month at the bottom of this page.

If you own any of the following and have a smart meter I would consider another Octopus smart tariff first.

There may be other factors that change this but this is a generalisation based on current wholesale electricity prices.

There are so many variables trying to work out which electricity tariff is the cheapest you can’t give a blanket answer for everyone as everyone’s home setup and needs will be different.

The advantage of the Octopus tracker tariff is that you can switch to this tariff without a smart meter and you are not stuck on it for any length of time. You just need to contact Octopus to move to another tariff.

What does Martin Lewis say about the Octopus Tracker tariff?

Here is Martin Lewis explaining why energy prices are not falling under the Energy Price cap even though there has been a significant drop in wholesale energy prices. Martin gives a really good explanation as to why we haven’t seen a reduction in our energy prices despite wholesale prices falling. The Octopus Tracker tariff is different. It is Britain’s first tariff to truly follow the wholesale price of energy!

Martin Lewis hasn’t yet posted about this tariff, although as an update the Money Saving Expert website has now published a blog post on the Octopus Agile tariff, which is a first I think. The Octopus tracker tariff has been available for a few years but it is quite a niche tariff.  I think he has steered away from it as customers have to be on the ball with this tariff as prices change daily.  This won’t be for everyone but it is well worth it at the moment!

As consumers, our behaviour has already changed in terms of our energy use. More people than ever are aware of their energy tariffs and usage. To add in a regular check on the price you pay each day shouldn’t be beyond most people. In fact, it’s quite an incentive as it could allow you can keep the heating on for longer or reduce your energy bill if wholesale prices don’t rise beyond the Energy Price Guarantee!

Is the Octopus Tracker Tariff a safe bet?

The Octopus tracker tariff is a safe tariff to be on IF you know you will keep an eye on your daily rates. You just need to be ready to jump ship if prices rise dramatically. 

At one stage this tariff was almost exclusively taken up by customers who love spreadsheets but now everyone is monitoring their energy costs so it’s become quite popular in recent weeks.

Can I switch to Octopus Energy as a new customer?

All traditional and smart tariffs are available to new customers. Yes, you can switch to Octopus Energy using the link below. For any smart / tracker tariffs, you will have to sign up for the Octopus Flexible tariff first and then when the switch is complete ask to be moved to the smart or tracker tariff.

For the Octopus tracker tariff, you do not need a smart meter so, in theory, you can switch to the tracker tariff as soon as your switch is complete.

If you are super keen once you have signed up as a new customer email [email protected] or DM Octopus on Twitter quoting your account number.  You can also phone them on 0808 164 1088.

My preferred method is to contact Octopus via Twitter they are really quick to reply but if you choose to call Octopus after signing up you can even select your on-hold music from your Octopus dashboard. They think of everything! Just ask if once your switch is complete they can automatically transfer you onto the tracker tariff. I’ve switched tariffs lots of times via Twitter.

If you use my referral link to switch we will both receive £50 credit on our energy bill. So a big thank you if you use mine!

After answering a few short questions you will be given a quote for the Octopus Flexible tariff. I had circled the price per kWh. You will notice that the price per kWh is currently cheaper Octopus Tracker tariff.

quote octopus energy

You’ll be an Octopus Energy customer in no time. Switch and claim your £50 new customer credit by using my referral link. There’s no exit fee or long-term lock with Octopus Energy. The switch is usually completed within 17 days. It’s a great way to get cashback when you join Octopus Energy as a new customer. (no code required just use the linked pages.)

Switching to Octopus and changing tariffs as soon as your switch is complete does not affect your £50 credit.

You’ll be given  £50 credit after your first direct debit is taken and you’ll get your own personal referral code to share with friends and family as soon as you have signed up.

Tip: The £50 credit is added to your balance after your first payment is made. If you opt to make a one-off payment eg £5 (the link is on your Octopus dashboard) this should trigger the £50 credit being added a day or two later. So you should get it earlier.

How can I check the standing charge price for my area?

If you go to the Octopus website you can check the current daily rate and standing charge for the Octopus tracker tariff.

  1. First head to the Octopus tariffs page.
  2. Input your postcode BUT do not click get “Get a quote”.
  3. Scroll down and click on “filters.”
  4. From the drop-down menu select “domestic.”
  5. The tracker tariff is listed about the 3rd tariff down – Octopus Tracker November 2022 v1.

The standing charge in South Wales on the Octopus tracker tariff is 47.52p per day for electricity and 26.84p per day for gas. It is exactly the same price as the Octopus flexible tariff standing charge.

What’s the latest version of the Octopus Tracker tariff called?

The latest version is the Flexible Octopus tracker tariff is November version 1. Octopus may also refer to it by its tariff code in emails. The tariff code is VAR-22-11-01 SILVER-FLEX-22-11-25.

The tariff will appear on your dashboard and show an end date. This just means that you will stay on this version of the Octopus tracker tariff for 12 months. The rate will change every day.

There have been a number of versions of the tracker tariff. From memory, I think there were 4 versions of the tracker tariff in 2022. Octopus increased the cap and change the way the energy price guarantee was applied.

Once you have switched to the Octopus tracker tariff the formula and the cap used will remain the same on your account for 12 months. Unless of course, you switch tariffs which you are free to do at any time.

If you decide to switch to another tariff after you have been on the Octopus tracker tariff you cannot switch back to the tracker tariff for 30 days.

What’s the difference between Octopus Agile and the Octopus Tracker tariff?

The Octopus tracker tariff was launched 9 months before the Agile tariff in May 2017. The tracker tariff has a different price for gas and electricity every day based on wholesale energy prices. Here is a quick summary of the differences between the two tariffs.

1. The Octopus tracker tariff offers customers electricity and gas prices that change every day, based on the wholesale price of energy. 

1 . Octopus Agile offers customers electricity prices that change every half an hour, based on the wholesale price of energy.

2. You don’t need a smart meter to be on the Octopus tracker tariff and the price remains for same for 24 hours.  You don’t need to shift your energy use throughout the day as it does not fluctuate.

2. You need a smart meter to be on the Octopus Agile tariff and need to be able to shift your energy use to use energy when there’s less demand or excess electricity on the grid.  During these 30-minute periods, prices drop.

Octopus Agile v Octopus Tracker Tariff.

The Octopus Agile tariff follows current wholesale electricity prices and incentivises customers to use energy when there is spare capacity on the grid to help the planet. You change how and when you use energy throughout the day depending on prices which change every 30 minutes. Similarly, the Octopus Tracker tariff follows current wholesale electricity and gas prices but only changes once a day at midnight. Customers do not benefit from using energy off-peak.

If you switch away from either of these tariffs you cannot return to them for 30 days. This stops customers from trying to game the system.

Octopus Agile Tariff – The price per kWh changes every 30 minutes.

Octopus Agile Tariff.Cheapest 4 hours.Average price kWhCheapest price 30 minutes.
National Average Price of Energy. Energy PriceEnergy Price.Energy Price.
Average price per kWh over 7 days.
Friday 31/03/23........26.3p per kWh.19.2p per kWh.(22.30)
Thursday 30/03/2319.9p per kWh.24.8p per kWh18.0p per kWh.(05.00)
Wednesday 29/03/2319.9p per kWh.25.2p per kWh.17.9p per kWh (22.30)
Tuesday 28/03/2321.1p per kWh.26.5p per kWh18.6p per kWh.(03.30)
Monday 27/03/2321.4p per kWh.26.9p per kWh.20.4p per kWh (15.00)
Sunday 26/03/2316.2p per kWh.24.9p per kWh13.7p per kWh (07.00)
Saturday 25/03/23 0.9p per kWh.18.6p per kWh.-0.4pp per kWh.(05.00)

Octopus Gas Tracker Tariff – Price per kWh in South Wales. (The price changes every day at midnight)

You have to keep a close eye on this to ensure you are not spending too much. Your day-ahead rate is shown on your Octopus Energy dashboard.

Just as a reminder the  Octopus Flexible tariff in South Wales is 10.39p per kWh for gas and 33.97p per kWh for electricity. (It varies slightly throughout the UK)
I will place a green heart 💚 next to the Octopus Tracker rates that are cheaper than the flexible tariff.

Wed 22/02/23 5.92p💚/kWh
Thurs 23/02/23 6.06p💚/kWh
Fri 24/02/23 6.08p💚/kWh
Sat 25/02/23 6.16p💚/kWh
Sun 26/02/23 6.16p💚/kWh
Mon 27/02/23 6.23p💚/kWh
Tues 28/02/23 5.89p💚/kWh
Wed 01/03/23 5.85p💚/kWh
Thurs 02/03/23 6.01p💚/kWh
Fri 03/03/23 5.97p💚/kWh
Sat 04/03/23 5.74p💚/kWh
Sun 05/03/23 5.74p💚/kWh
Mon 06/03/23 5.76p💚/kWh
Tues 07/03/23 5.59p💚/kWh
Wed 08/03/23 5.74p💚/kWh
Thurs 09/03/23 5.57p💚/kWh
Fri 10/03/23 5.70p💚/kWh
Sat 11/03/23 6.50p💚/kWh
Sun 12/03/23 6.50p💚/kWh
Mon 13/03/23 6.43p💚/kWh
Tues 14/03/23 6.0p💚/kWh
Wed 15/03/23 5.66p💚/kWh
Thurs 16/03/23 5.17p💚/kWh
Fri 17/03/23 5.21p💚/kWh
Sat 18/03/23 5.01p💚/kWh
Sun 19/03/23 5.01p💚/kWh
Mon 20/03/23 5.00p💚/kWh
Tues 21/03/23 4.71p💚/kWh
Wed 22/03/23 4.96p💚/kWh
Thurs 23/03/23 4.83p💚/kWh
Fri 24/03/23 5.05p💚/kWh
Sat 25/03/23 5.15p💚/kWh
Sun 26/03/23 5.15p💚/kWh
Mon 27/03/23 5.13p💚/kWh
Tues 28/03/23 5.12p💚/kWh
Wed 29/03/23 5.02p💚/kWh
Thurs 30/03/23 5.09p💚/kWh
Fri 31/03/23 5.28p💚/kWh

The cap set by Octopus on the gas tracker is 30p per kWh.

Octopus Electricity Tracker Tariff – Price per kWh in South Wales.

Wed 22/02/23 24.90p💚/kWh
Thurs 23/02/23 24.71p💚/kWh
Fri 24/02/23 24.20p💚/kWh
Sat 25/02/23 24.55p💚/kWh
Sun 26/02/23 24.34p💚/kWh
Mon 27/02/23 25.59p💚/kWh
Tues 28/02/23 25.40p💚/kWh
Wed 01/03/23 24.71p💚/kWh
Thurs 02/03/23 25.19p💚/kWh
Fri 03/03/23 25.61p💚/kWh
Sat 04/03/23 24.17p💚/kWh
Sun 05/03/23 24.57p💚/kWh
Mon 06/03/23 25.15p💚/kWh
Tues 07/03/23 25.01p💚/kWh
Wed 08/03/23 24.54p💚/kWh
Thurs 09/03/23 23.69p💚/kWh
Fri 10/03/23 22.58p💚/kWh
Sat 11/03/23 24.08p💚/kWh
Sun 12/03/23 22.18p💚/kWh
Mon 13/03/23 20.21p💚/kWh
Tues 14/03/23 22.5p💚/kWh
Wed 15/03/23 25.14p💚/kWh
Thurs 16/03/23 22.68p💚/kWh
Fri 17/03/23 22.30p💚/kWh
Sat 18/03/23 22.42p💚/kWh
Sun 19/03/23 22.28p💚/kWh
Mon 20/03/23 21.70p💚/kWh
Tues 21/03/23 20.69p💚/kWh
Wed 22/03/23 17.94p💚/kWh
Thurs 23/03/23 18.99p💚/kWh
Fri 24/03/23 19.12p💚/kWh
Sat 25/03/23 18.76p💚/kWh
Sun 26/03/23 21.30p💚/kWh
Mon 27/03/23 22.02p💚/kWh
Tues 28/03/23 22.11p💚/kWh
Wed 29/03/23 21.42p💚/kWh
Thurs 30/03/23 21.16p💚/kWh
Fri 31/03/23 21.75p💚/kWh

The cap set on the Octopus electricity tracker is 100p per kWh.

I update this list manually each day by checking prices on the Octopus Energy tariffs page. (Old school no API Key used yet.) Similarly, I update prices on the rest of my website by checking prices on this page too.

I am a bit of an Octo spotter! It’s a little like a train spotter but without the need to get cold. 😂⚡️🚇🚃

Final tip: Adding iOS Shortcut for Octopus Tracker Prices.

If you have an iOS device, like an iPhone and use the shortcuts app then you may find this handy. (You don’t need to do it as you can see your rates in the Octopus dashboard.)

You can use both the Octopus tracker tariff shortcuts below to get the daily Octopus tracker rates. I’ve added the shortcut widgets to my home screen and it’s quite handy. You can run the Octopus tracker shortcut as a reminder at a set time during the day. It’s a good way to keep an eye on the Octopus tracker rates especially if you think you might forget.

It’s quicker than buttering a slice of toast to check the tracker prices. So don’t panic about the possibility of wholesale price rises just remember to check them and you can hop back onto another Octopus tariff.  (I have a full list of available tariffs along with a review of each.)

The shortcut is a very handy way to automate reviewing Octopus tracker prices.  I can’t claim responsibility for creating this shortcut. I stumbled upon it in a group chat and have added it to my iPhone.  It was created by Azingk on Reddit and works a treat, well done!

This is a great video that explains what shortcuts are.

Octopus Electricity Tracker shortcut.

Octopus Gas Tracker shortcut.

You will need to change the region to your own. You can do this by deleting the letter that appears before daily/current/1/1.

For example, South Wales would be ….K/daily/current/1/1.

A – Eastern England
B – East Midlands
C – London
D – Merseyside and Northern Wales
E – West Midlands
F – North Eastern England
G – North Western England
H – Southern England
J – South Eastern England
K – Southern Wales
L – South Western England
M – Yorkshire
N – Southern Scotland
P – Northern Scotland

A quick tutorial on adding the Octopus Tracker Tariff iOS shortcut widget to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

I created this quick tutorial in response to a Tweet from someone who was struggling to work out how to set up the shortcut. The video explains how to add the Octopus tracker tariff shortcuts to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad. (Sorry for slightly too many TikTok videos for one simple button but it is a very quick way to check the Octopus tracker rates on your phone or iPad.)

@sarah_go_green This is how to add @Octopus Energy tracker prices to #shortcuts #octopustrackertariff ♬ original sound – sarah_go_green

One last step to automate the Octopus Tracker iOS shortcut so you’ll get a push notification every morning telling you the current day’s rates.

It is important to know how much you are paying each day for your energy on the Octopus tracker tariff.  So it’s worth taking a little time to make this tariff as stress-free as possible. I am on a spectrum and I prefer a fixed rate BUT to save money at the moment this tariff is well worth considering. Automation via shortcuts on your iPhone will help remind you of the rates you are paying each day. You can’t forget if it pops up each day on your screen!

@sarah_go_green Get notified of @Octopus Energy #trackertariff pricing every day. No need to check. #shortcut #energybills #hacks ♬ original sound – sarah_go_green

With the iOS shortcuts app open and the first step completed;

1. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Automations” tab.
2. Now click the + at the top right corner and select “create personal automation”
3. Select “time of day” and input a time you want to get the notification every day. (I have mine set to 7.30 am) Make sure you have it set to repeat daily.
5. Now click “next”. A search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Enter “run shortcut” and select it.
6. “Run Shortcut” will now appear at the top of the screen.  “Shortcut” will appear in light blue text.
7. Click on the light blue text “Shortcut” and select “Electric price tracker”. Now click “next”.
8. Make sure “ask before running” is toggled off, just click on it to toggle it off. Then select done.

I hope you have found the information helpful and you manage to save some money on your energy bill! 💚