Smart Export Guaranteed payments
Electricity Companies Must pay you for your Solar Energy
The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a Government initiative that makes electricity companies pay out to small-scale low-carbon generators (residential) for electricity exported to the National Grid, providing certain criteria are met. This includes, but is not limited to Solar PV, Wind and combined heat and power.
You do not have to receive Smart Export payments from your current electricity supplier. You can apply to any electricity supplier that is large enough to offer the scheme. Although you may find that you get a different rate for each unit of electricity exported if you choose an SEG only option.
The SEG came into force on 1 January 2020. You may not claim SEG if you are already on a Feed-In tariff payment.