Octopus Home Mini: Octopus’ homegrown IHD alternative

  • Octopus pioneers tech that unlocks the power of smartphones for energy
  • Offers a convenient way of checking energy usage in real-time
  • Nifty pink devices adored by customers, with 100k+ fitted free in 18 months
  • Now offered as a free add-on to any Octopus smart meter installation

London, 24th June 2024 – Octopus Energy’s Home Mini gadget has taken the UK by storm – providing customers with a convenient way of staying on top of their energy usage where in-home displays (IHDs) lack a reliable connection.

More than 100,000 of the bright pink, palm-sized devices – all made in Britain using recycled plastic – have been installed in just 18 months.

Unlike conventional IHDs, the Octopus Home Mini connects with a smartphone, helping customers better manage their bills at the tap of a button in the Octopus app.

Securely connecting to a customer’s smart meter and taking data every 10 seconds, the Home Mini lets users view how much electricity their home imports and exports in real-time.

For Octopus smart tariff users, that translates into seeing real-time cost-of-use data.

Customers have already saved over £100 million through smart tariffs and initiatives like ‘Saving Sessions’, which reward customers for moving their consumption out of peak demand.

The Home Mini makes managing energy consumption even easier for customers – and more exciting features are about to be introduced.

Octopus Energy is the only energy provider to develop an alternative solution to industry-standard displays.

The global energy and tech giant is now accelerating the rollout of Home Minis across the UK, ramping up production by two thirds to make 20,000 units a month from July.

Octopus is also making it easier for customers who want a Home Mini by offering them whenever a new smart meter is installed.

Derya Robinson, Lead Engineer at Octopus Energy, said: “The Home Mini is a game-changing first – home-grown British tech designed and developed in-house by a world-class hardware team that gives customers more control over their energy usage.

“Demand for it is off the charts – tens of thousands are already embracing its user-friendly design. We’re now turbocharging the rollout so everyone who wants one can get one, hassle-free.”

For more information about Derya and our hardware team, check out this blog.

Customers can find out more about the Octopus Home Mini and register their interest at this page: https://octopus.energy/blog/octopus-home-mini/


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Octopus Energy is a global clean energy tech business, driving the affordable, green energy system of the future. Under its own retail brand, Octopus delivers world-class customer service and cutting edge energy products to 7.9 million households globally. Its operations span 18 countries and the entire energy value chain. The group invests in, builds and flexibly manages renewable energy, operating a £7 billion portfolio of projects.

Octopus has licensed its advanced data and machine learning platform, Kraken, to support over 54 million customer accounts worldwide through licensing deals with companies such as EDF, E.ON and Origin Energy. Kraken enables Octopus to drive the electrification of heat and transport through smart tariffs and innovative cleantech. Backed by pension funds, investors and energy giants, Octopus Energy Group businesses deliver cheaper, greener energy and cutting-edge tech to countries and customers worldwide. For more information, check out our website.

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