Into the Octo-verse

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Other things we're talking about

Octopuses are truly tenta-cool. We asked a marine biologist to explain why.

We thought it about time we get to know our 8 legged, ocean-dwelling cousins a little better, so we asked marine biologist and cephalopod expert, Marie-Therese Noedl to delve into all there is to know about the smart, agile and completely amazing Octopus.

How flexibility can solve green energy's greatest challenge

'But what about when the wind's not blowing?'... It's a question we get all the time – so we wanted to catalog in one place some of the innovative flexibility technologies we're working on to ensure we can power our world 100% green, 100% of the time.

Our Green Neighbourhood

Whether you live hours from a town, or in the tallest tower block in the city, if you love nature it’s likely you have your own special way of finding enjoyment outdoors. We decided that we want to find out what nature really means to you: our customers. So we’re opening the doors to our green neighbourhood.

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.

Looking out for our team while they look out for you

On a typical day, we talk to around 40,000 customers across phone calls, email and social media.

That's always included some people in really difficult situations. In the energy crisis, with so many people worried about paying their bills, we're receiving more heartbreaking messages and calls than ever before.

I wanted to write about all the ways our team are looking after one another through the crisis, making sure the same amount of care and support we give our customers is also available to our people.

Our new Flexible tariff: £50 below the price cap for loyal customers, and £5 million more support for households

The price of Flexible Octopus, our standard variable tariff, price is changing, and we're introducing a Loyal Octopus support. Here's what you need to know.

An Energy Tariff Deficit Fund would help people through the crisis and tackle inflation

An Energy Tariff Deficit Fund, implemented prior to October price cap increases, would allow customer bills to be held at or around their current level of £1,971 for the next 3 years and decreased after that down to an estimated £1,100 over ten years.

How to build a wind turbine

To play a part in crafting a green future, our generation arm, Octopus Energy Generation, are investing hard to build more wind as quickly and affordably as possible.

James is one of their chief investment managers and sat down with him to find out all about wind power, building wind farms and how we are evolving to make the transition to wind energy faster.

Rooting for each other: Tree planting in support of veteran mental health

Rooting for each other: Octopus Energy join Green Task Force to plant 20,000 trees in support of veteran mental health

Spotlight on....Zoisa, Octopus Energy Generation CEO

Meet Zoisa, CEO of Octopus Energy Generation: one of Europe's largest investors in renewable energy. Under her leadership, the business is evolving into a thing completely unheard of in Energy: a fund management that has the best interests of the people at heart. I sat down with her to discuss her journey to Octopus Energy Generation, and how they do things differently.

Spotlight on...Lucy Yu and the Centre for Net Zero

Meet Lucy, leader of 'the world's largest living lab' dedicated to advancing the global energy transition to combat climate change: the Octopus Centre for Net Zero.

Octopus Energy: built to last

28 energy suppliers went bust in 2021, so some customers are understandably wondering if their supplier could be going the same way. We're different: the UK's fifth largest supplier (and now operating in 14 countries globally). Read all about how we've scaled and how we're supporting customers through the crisis.

The brain power behind wind power

Want an engineer’s perspective on wind turbines? Check out our interview with Robin O'Connell, the team lead for Naval Architecture at Kent, who just so happens to design floating platforms for offshore wind turbines.

Moving from ‘Demand Side Response’ to ‘Intelligent Demand’

For the last sixty years, efforts to influence energy demand have been defined by (and limited to) the concept of ‘Demand side response’ (DSR). Now we have the opportunity to move to 'Intelligent Demand' - which could solve a whole host of energy issues.

Spotlight on...Suraj, back-end developer and champion for inclusion

Meet Suraj: Kraken back-end developer and champion for tech diversity in our latest Spotlight.

Our first tech internship: The Ada Lovelace Project

This month we wrapped up our first ever Octopus tech internship: The Ada Lovelace Project, named after the inspirational woman commonly considered the world’s first computer programmer.

Spotlight on... Kerry, Digital Community & Operations Manager

In our Spotlight series, we'll introduce you to some of the brilliant people behind the scenes at Octopus. In this blog I'm talking to Kerry who splits her time between leading operations teams, community managers and getting stuck in with social channels and development too!

Use Zero Carbon, Pay Zero Bills

Today ‘net-zero’ can feel more like a futuristic buzzword than a doing word, with many left wondering what this monumental shift could possibly look like to the average person? And most importantly - how do we get there?

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