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Outgoing Power: Export Strength

Phil Steele, Tech

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The challenges of working on the cutting edge of smart energy

Energy needs to change, and fast. The only way to really discover what the right answers look like is to build solutions in the real world with real customers.

As Octopus is working at the cutting edge of smart meter capabilities (and exceeding them) we are encountering and solving issues that were unknown, unforeseen or unresolved.

Greg Jackson

Smart Meters - The Innovators’ Challenge

Octopus has created the most innovative smart propositions in the UK energy market. However, some of our early customers are held back by the smart meter transition and some currently get a poor experience of the smart meter installation.

Greg Jackson

Powervault for the people

Calling all early adopters! Octopus Energy is proud to reveal a pioneering new link-up with Powervault, trialling the energy technology of tomorrow, today.

Phil Steele

An update on the smart meter rollout, April 2019

Currently, we're not able to install Smart Meters as effectively as we were doing before now. Our CEO Greg breaks down the reasons why, and gets into the complexities of the UK's smart meter rollout.

Greg Jackson

Smart meters are here

Smart meters are here. These are energy industry game changers, and we’re buzzing about their potential. The technology will save UK consumers a lot of time (no more meter readings!) and potentially a fair bit of dough too.

Maddie Inglis

"Alexa, ask Octopus..."

We're pleased to launch our brand new integration with Amazon Alexa!

Phil Steele

Tepeo are electrifying heat for a greener future

Our Future Technologies Evangelist Phil blogs about Tepeo, the latest in heat-battery tech.

Phil Steele

Agile pricing explained

Our Smart Tariff and IoT project manager Phil Steele teams up with Head of Data Science David Sykes to explain the calculation model behind Agile Octopus' dynamic pricing.

Phil Steele

Your smart home just got smarter with Agile Octopus and IFTTT

Agile Octopus customers can now pair the world's first time-of-use energy tariff with If This Then That (IFTTT), the app that connects all your smart tech, to truly benefit from dynamic energy pricing, saving cash and carbon without even having to think about it.

Maddie Inglis

Agile Octopus: A consumer-led shift to a low carbon future

Agile Octopus represents the future, a crucial step towards redesigning energy infrastructure to support a low-carbon society. Read the first results here, along with a foreword from our founder Greg.

Greg Jackson

A Hack Day for the future of energy

“Alexa, can you do my washing when it’s cheapest?”

Octopus Energy’s first Hack Day makes this a reality

Maddie Inglis

Meet the Agile community

Meet the community of tech innovators integrating their products and services with our Agile API to revolutionise energy.

Maddie Inglis

Agile Octopus: The bigger story

We delve a little deeper into Agile Octopus: who it's for and why we launched it.

Greg Jackson

Blockchain: building blocks of better energy

Blockchain promises massive gains in industries as diverse as fine wine and music streaming. Now, it could deliver huge efficiency benefits to the UK energy market while empowering customers and saving them money.

Chris Roper

Batteries included: meet the cars of the future

Electric vehicles are making cheaper, cleaner transport a reality for everyone. Read on to find out why you might never need buy petrol again.

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

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

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

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