Spotlight on... Matt Bunney, Fuel Procurement Manager

Matt Bunney, Fuel Procurement Manager and cricket fan, talks about securing renewable energy for our customers...


Chris Roper

The price of progress: how we became addicted to fossil fuels

We release 25% more carbon dioxide today (404 ppm), than the highest recorded output over the last 400,000 years (300 ppm) – and there are few signs of slowing.

Chris Roper

Where does your money go?

Energy bills. They're a decent chunk of household expenses, yet many don't know where their money goes. 

Chris Roper

Congratulations Steve! November's Arsenal prize winner

We talk to Steve, November's Arsenal prize draw winner, to find out a bit more about his love of the club and green energy.

Chris Roper

When is the best time to switch?

Maybe you're locked into your tariff, with exit fees to leave, or perhaps you've built up a large debit. In these cases, it's worth thinking about the best time to move to us...

Chris Roper

What drives wholesale energy prices?

The wholesale cost is a big chunk of your energy bill – and to understand why it varies, it's helpful to know a bit about how the energy market works.

Chris Roper

How technology informs our beliefs

We’re massive fans of technology and believe it can solve even the most complex problems.

Chris Roper

What does it take to create the energy company of the future?

We believe the future of energy requires a new breed of supplier, one built from the ground up for the challenges of tomorrow.

Chris Roper

Octopus Energy: Built to last

Our founding principle is to deliver our customers value for the long term – not just a fixed term – so we’ve built our business to last. 

Chris Roper

Nat wins big in our first monthly Arsenal prize draw

He takes home a signed Arsenal shirt, including signatures of the first team squad. 

Chris Roper

Don't let your supplier put your day on hold

Calling suppliers is far from perfect, and often downright inconvenient. 

Chris Roper

An afternoon with Iain Wright, MP

Iain Wright, Chair of the Business, Energy, and Industry Select Committee, spent an afternoon finding out how we're putting customers first.

Chris Roper

What is carbon offsetting, and why does it matter?

Carbon offsetting compensates for nasty CO2 emissions through planting trees, reducing deforestation, and creating sustainable communities for people and animals alike.

Chris Roper

How we offer 100% green electricity (even when it's dark)

When we say our Green tariffs offer 100% renewable electricity, we mean it. The sun might not always be shining, but no matter what the weather or time of day, we guarantee green. 

Chris Roper

How renewable investment is shaping the future of energy

The energy industry is at an inflection point. Simon Pickett explains how smart, networked, renewable technology that keeps the lights on without costing the earth, will change the sector for good.

Chris Roper

Spotlight on... Ronan McKinless, designer

When you get design right, it's almost like you've done nothing at all.

Chris Roper

How to give great customer service in the digital age

Technology helps make the incredibly complicated world of energy simple, but for suppliers using older systems, it can hinder more than help. 

Chris Roper

Learn Solar #3: How to store sunlight (and other renewables)

In the third and final part of our Learn Solar series, we investigate both existing and emerging solutions to storing solar energy. 

Chris Roper

Spotlight on... David Sykes, Data Analyst

I analyse the underlying costs in the market then set a price that reflects the wholesale cost of energy, while also being competitive.

Chris Roper

When is a saving not a saving?

3 questions to ask when your old supplier tries to stop you switching.

Chris Roper

Octopus Energy calls for greater transparency in energy pricing

We believe that when choosing a supplier, customers should be aware of likely future pricing. 

Greg Jackson

More info on Octopus's analysis of Tease and Squeeze

The BBC has covered our analysis of Tease and Squeeze energy pricing. Here we share more details on methodology and data.

Greg Jackson

Exposing the real price of energy

Beneath the glittering facade of cheap fixed deals lies a snarling beast called the Standard Variable Tariff (SVT), which pounces the moment you forget to run (or switch).

Chris Roper

How green technology is the smart choice for investors and the planet

Matt Setchell, Head of Renewables at Octopus Investments, writes about securing a healthy planet for generations to come.

Matt Setchell

Learn Solar #2: Solar panels – how we capture sunlight

We explore different solar panels, their efficiency, where to put them, and how many you'd need to power your home.

Chris Roper

Smart meters: the truth behind energy's next big thing

Smart meters are big news, but are they fulfilling their promise? Here we explore the facts behind the new technology hitting UK homes.

Chris Roper

Learn Solar #1: How much solar power do we receive?

The sun is an explosive and fiery ball of starpower – but just how much of that power reaches the earth?

Chris Roper

8 cost-free ways to save electricity

Here is a list of 8 things you can do to cut down on electricity usage, and the best news is they won’t cost you a thing.

Chris Roper

Spotlight on... Ashley Firth, developer

I'm a front-end developer, which means I take all the designs and user journeys and ensure they're consistent and good-looking for everyone, no matter what device or browser you're using.

Chris Roper

Making Octopus accessible for everyone

We audited our website to see if we were providing all of our visitors and customers with an easy and enjoyable experience

Ashley Firth

What happens during your switch

For you, it should be fast, simple, and convenient. For us… well, we like doing the complex stuff so you don’t have to.

Chris Roper

Spotlight on... Lily Stein, customer service guru

I work in the Operations team, which means I look for problems and try to fix them before they affect our customers. 

Chris Roper

How energy reaches your home

We're so used to energy being there when we want it, we often forget how it reaches us. 

Chris Roper

Hey! Just so you know, your device is fully charged and you're still charging it. You could save money by removing the charger 😊

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