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Get the inside scoop on energy, technology, and all things Octopus.

Making energy prices fair

Samsam Farah, Writer Energy explained

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Report: Local Flexibility Markets - Future Proofed

Sebastian Blake, Flexible Markets Lead Policy

The secret to our customer service

James Doyle, Head of Operations Energy explained

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Other things we're talking about

Spotlight on... Derya, smart product engineer

Meet Derya, senior product engineer and mastermind behind the Octopus Home Mini. Read about her avant-garde journey from Nokia to Hive to Octopus Energy.

Octo Assist: our customer help fund

Octo Assist is a £30 million customer help fund and a collection of support schemes designed to give extra help to customers most in need.

Read more and find out how to apply for electric blankets, thermal cameras, standing charge holidays and more.

Samsam's Renewable World road trip in Kenya

Join me on an amazing journey to rural Kenya with Renewable World! We explored 2 out of 4 remote healthcare centres, witnessing the transformative power of solar energy in communities.

Spotlight on... Jason, expert Heat Pump manufacturer

Jason Cassells designed Octopus’ next-generation heat pump factory from the ground up. Drawing on three decades of engineering and manufacturing experience and a doctorate in fluid dynamics, his heat pumps are many times more efficient than a gas boiler, and greener to boot.

How a heat pump and EVs changed Aaron's home and bills

Over the next few years, heat pumps are going to become the dominant way of heating in most people’s homes. I chat to one of our lovely customers Aaron, who was able to install the green energy trifecta in his home; a heat pump, solar and battery.

Spotlight on... our green heating research experts

Octopus Energy's incredible team of green-heating maestros are pushing the furthest boundaries of low carbon tech. Why not meet some of the geniuses behind it all (and maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of what they’re working on).

Why customers love our thermal cameras

In a typical British home up to one third of the heat produced by central heating systems is lost through the roof, walls, floor and windows.

We wanted to help – so for the past few years, we’ve loaned out high-tech thermal heat cameras to vulnerable and low-income customers. So far, 40,000 of our customers have borrowed one of our cameras. We wanted to let you know how it’s gone.

What’s new at Octopus Energy Generation?

As we head into the new year, we reckon it’s high time we caught up with some exciting developments that have been going on in the wonderful world of Octopus Energy Generation.

How smart meters are upgrading energy for all

Smart meters don’t just make your energy billing easier and more accurate, as a fundamental building block for a green energy revolution they're easily worthwhile.

Energy prices from January, and what they mean for you

Information on discounted prices from January 2024 including a breakdown of rates and charges for every region on Flexible Octopus.

How Alan unlocked huge savings with his Octopus EV

This week, I chatted to our lovely customer Alan, who got his electric car, charger, smart tariff and Electroverse public charging all through Octopus Energy. It’s been a year since Alan got his beautiful Tesla Model Y through our salary sacrifice scheme, so I sat down with him to find out how it’s all been going, and all the great perks of owning an EV.

Andy's journey to a cleaner planet with his Octopus EV

This week, I sat down with Andy, one of our environmentally-conscious customers. Just like our wonderful customer Alan, Andy has been making strides toward a more sustainable lifestyle by getting an Octopus Electric Vehicle and joining our Intelligent Octopus Go tariff.

We chatted about his experience with Octopus Energy, his transition to electric vehicle ownership through our salary sacrifice scheme, and the biggest changes he's observed in his eco-friendly journey.

Powered by Octopus: Hope Chapel is Shifting Shapes for their community

We wanted to find out more about our customers’ experiences of the new Shape Shifters tariff. So, we spoke to Bristol’s nobly named Hope Chapel for a chat about how they’re finding life with their new setup.

More Power to... Solpowered

Here, at the Octopus Energy Equality Foundation we’re so excited to announce our £18,938 donation to Solpowered - a brilliant project dedicated to helping marginalised communities build healthy and sustainable lives.

It works alongside local Zimbabwe charity FACE, supporting low-income communities and healthcare facilities to access green energy.

Businesses can now join our No Standing Charge Tariff

We’ve released a new tariff with no standing charge. Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada!

That means no fixed daily payment amount.

Instead, you only pay according to what you use.

We think it’s simple, innovative and what many businesses say works for them.

Case Study: how locational pricing could save businesses (and everyone) on bills

Assessing the impact that large demand users siting in response to locational prices - moving from South to North - could have on their bills, all GB consumer bills, carbon emissions and the need for new network infrastructure.

Driving a clean heating system: turning an imperative into an upgrade

Today, the dominant form of heating in the UK is gas boilers. We are very aware of this, so much so that we’re currently one of the nation’s biggest suppliers of natural gas. And as a company who loves our customers we do the best possible job for them.

Report: Consumer flexibility - ready to replace coal

This paper analyses the results from Octopus Energy’s Saving Sessions campaign - part of ESO’s Demand Flexibility Service and the largest ever consumer flexibility campaign. Over 700,000 customers shifted over 1.86GWh of demand flexibility, proving that consumer flexibility is ready to deliver a low-carbon, cost-effective resource to the grid at gigawatt scale today. We look at key results, including customer response and participation levels, as well as recommendations for the future of the Demand Flexibility Service, due to launch in November 2023.

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