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Why we can’t always tell you when your smart meter will be installed

We're ramping up our smart meter installations, but with ongoing COVID restrictions, I wanted to explain why we can’t always tell you exactly when you might get a smart meter, even though we’d love to.

Spotlight on... Team Z, our Leicester Business Powerhouse

The beating heart of Octopus Energy for Business is our Leicester Team Z, and they really get down to business, chatting to customers every day about their energy needs. 

Where does our 100% green electricity come from?

Meet some of the solar plants and wind farms we buy energy directly from, and find out about some other ways a supplier can can fulfill their 100% renewable promise.

We're powering Energy House 2.0: a cutting-edge smart home research facility

The way we generate and consume energy is changing, and it’s changing fast. We're working with the University of Salford to create a new state-of-the-art research facility that explores the future of smart home energy consumption - the only one of its kind in the world.

Octopus Energy: built to last

This year has seen a number of newer energy suppliers going bust, prompting some of our customers to ask whether we’ll go the same way. Here's why you can be confident we're here for the long haul.

Careers advice for new starters

The first in a business advice series from Octopus Energy’s founder. In this blog, Greg tackles several big questions: 'what does Octopus expect from new starters?', and 'what makes somebody stand out?'

Celebrating Black History Month At Octopus

Read about the great work our team have done to celebrate Black History Month and amplify black voices fighting against climate change. Discover our brand new project: Black Science Matters, read profiles from some of the brilliant people at Octopus working to make the world greener, and find fascinating articles from black writers and activists covering race and environmentalism.

We’re creating 1,000 jobs in the next year: here’s how to stand out when you apply

Having recently announced 1000 new green jobs, we thought we’d share some top tips with any prospective candidates or potential employees!

Join our low-carbon bake-off and we'll send you an apple tree

Want a baby apple tree? Get baking this weekend

Spotlight on... Ruby, Senior operations manager for Kraken Technologies

In the latest Spotlight blog, Maddie chats to Ruby, one of the first people to join the Octopus team back in 2016.

Ruby's done just about everything there is to do in the company, and now works for Kraken Technologies introducing new Kraken convert companies to our software and our unique way of working.

Manage your energy, your way: how to use our online account and our new app

Our online account is optimised for every device, which means that you can use it on a tablet, smartphone or your computer. It's also won a number of awards for its accessibility. We think it’s the best way of managing your account, but for those of you who like them, we've recently released an app for iOS (Android coming soon).

Accelerating the green revolution with Electric Juice

Driving forward the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) involves making sure there are simple, affordable ways to charge transport using 100% green power. Since 2019, Octopus Energy has supplied the UK’s EV charging network with renewable Electric Juice, and this year we’ve revved it up a gear by launching the Electric Juice Network.

Octopus Energy Services: the smart hardware experts

Meet our smart hardware installers, Octopus Energy Services.

Here's everything you need to know about getting a smart meter with Octopus, get to know our super talented bunch of octo-engineers, find out how they solve problems on the ground, and how they're turning Octopus' vision for a smarter, greener energy system into a reality.

What makes a good business leader?

The second installment of a business advice series from Octopus Energy's Founder. In this blog Greg's own leadership style is under the microscope.

Electric Vehicle Charging for Home and Work

Access to an EV charger at home or at work helps you to charge cheaply, and make the most of the most convenient, low-cost energy tariffs, created especially for EV drivers

An update on smart meter installations, August 2020

After coronavirus put a hold on installations,.there’s a been huge appetite for Octopus’s smart tariffs and the smart meters that enable them. Here's how we're rising to meet the challenge.

Web accessibility at Octopus Energy

Disability isn’t inherent - disabilities arise when society is built in a way that doesn’t take people's needs into account. In other words, it’s our job to cater for each of our customers, whatever their access needs.

We wanted to write a little about the work that goes into building our website, customer experience and communications in the most inclusive way possible.

Spotlight on... Wenye, Back-end developer

Aliya chats to Kraken Tech back-end dev Wenye Zhao about coding the links to connect smart meters, lockdown hobbies, and what it's like working for a green, agile company like ours.

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