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My switch to octopus energy Sarah Chambers

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I have written about the rapid rise of Octopus Energy since switching to them from British Gas in 2018. I do not work for Octopus Energy although sometimes I think it would be a lovely idea as I am very passionate about renewable energy and have a beyond-normal understanding of their energy tariffs.

I am a mum, wife, avid allotment gardener, and dyslexic blogger. (If you spot any errors I apologise) I have always been passionate about the environment and became a vegetarian when I was 10 years old for ethical reasons.

I have 3 school-age children. In the summer of 2018, we switched to Octopus Energy. They were a small energy provider with less than 300,000 customers. We had previously been with British Gas for at least 10 years. Since switching we have followed their progress and initiatives and have been blown away by their commitment to renewable energy.  Yes, we have bought into their vision! We trust in them 💯 and believe they want to make a difference to the planet.

I am constantly trying to save energy at home,  but it can be a lot harder when you have kids! Every time I turn off the lights, one of them immediately turns them back on. I’ve tried switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, smart timers and have even installed motion sensors around the house, but the kids aren’t always on the same page.  I guess they just like seeing the world in a different light! 😀🥁 Seriously, they are more switched on than me, they just need some guidance.🌍 🤣

Blogging about Octopus Energy has been a rabbit hole I have slipped down in a good way.

You can find me on X and TikTok where I connect with around 7,000 followers looking for practical ways to electrify their homes and reduce energy bills.

Feel free to follow me Sarah_Go_Green and join the conversation – I’d love to hear from you!

I’m also featured on the Octopus website and their YouTube channel as a solar customer. I’ve been on BBC News, Radio Wales, published in the Telegraph for owning part of a wind turbine and had a feature in Bloomberg.

I am hoping my passion for saving money and trying to use energy more sustainably will help people starting their electrification journey. Even if your only aim is to lower your household bills and find the cheapest Octopus tariff I help there too.

I genuinely want to help you understand your options and make smarter energy choices. It’s that simple, I have become very geeky about my home energy use and I need an outlet for it, otherwise, my husband might struggle with my constant energy chatter. :-0

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Why is switching to Octopus Energy a good idea?

The world is in crisis! For so many years the “Big 6” energy providers have dominated the UK energy market. The focus has been on profits and not the planet.  There have been limited choices for consumers.  Thankfully, Octopus once a smaller provider has risen and is disrupting this monopoly.

To take on the giants of the energy market a small supplier needs to get big and get big quickly as the profit margins are so low.  The bigger they get the more chance a company has of surviving as the profits increase.

Octopus in just eight years has gone from the new kid on the block to the largest electricty supplier in the UK. Have the changed as they have grown? Yes and no, they now offer so much more than they ever could as an emerging supplier. I have recently has solar panels and battery storage installed by them and I have seen countless posts about customers taking advantage of the government initiative to have a heat pump installed with Octopus.

We need Octopus Energy as they are challenging the norms of the energy market. In order for our planet to survive, we need forward thinkers and creative tech companies to come forward like Octopus Energy. They can save us money but they can also affect change and help in part to save the planet.

How do we benefit by sharing our Octopus Energy reviews?

We take great pleasure in seeing Octopus Energy grow. When we switched in 2018 they had less than 300,000 customers now they have 7.7 million globally! They are now the largest electricty provider in the UK!!

This gives Octopus Energy a seat at the table with policymakers as one of the Big 6. 👏 By sharing our reviews we hope we can help convert more people to renewable energy and also help keep Octopus Energy moving forward! They have so many plans to help us get to net zero we are very happy to support them!

When a customer switches to Octopus Energy we share a £100 reward. The new customer gets £50 and so do we. If you decide to switch using our link we would be delighted!!!! Thank you!💚🥳👨‍👩‍👦👧👧

Nearly half of the energy customers in the UK have NEVER switched suppliers!

Not only are families overpaying but they are also sleepwalking in an energy market that needs to change! We need to rethink how we use energy. The time may come when we have no option. Octopus Energy provides amazing customer support and information to help customers with their green energy journey.

Octopus has so many ideas bubbling away that it sometimes makes my head spin BUT that’s what we need. I never thought I would enjoy listening to a podcast on the future of energy, but I do! Their ideas are simplistic yet effective all thanks to the tech they have developed to support them!

Our aim is to help Octopus Energy on its journey to global energy domination. We feel that’s something worth doing!!! 🥷🌍⚡️ THERE IS NO PLANET B!

It is a pivotal moment to take more caution about how we consume energy in the future – Sarah Chambers. 

Further reading: Cost of living: Mother shares tips after energy reduction trial.

Customer review.

My website is not managed or owned by Octopus Energy. It is just a website created by, Sarah Go Green, a mum,  home energy geek and a very happy Octopus Energy customer.

You can read further independent Octopus Energy reviews on Trustpilot where 89% of customers give them 5 stars.

I am currently on Intelligent Octopus Go for my home incoming tariff, Octopus Tracker tariff for my gas central heating and Octopus Outgoing fixed for my export tariff. It’s working well and I am making quite big savings on my energy bill.

Posts from Sarah

Octopus Fixed or Flexible tariff? Choose the right Octopus Energy Tariff for 2024 / 2025.  Updated 12th July 2024 If you are an existing Octopus Energy customer or are thinking of switching to Octopus Energy you may be trying to decide

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My Journey to Cheaper, Greener Energy –  Switching to Octopus Energy Changed Everything. Octopus Energy Tariffs 2024 Reviewed  Octopus Energy tariffs stand out from the competition in a very uninspiring market. They offer traditional and smart tariffs that unlock savings

How to get £50 and more free stuff from Octopus Energy? If you have landed on this page you are probably looking for an Octopus Energy Referral code to get £50 credit when you switch to Octopus Energy.  Hello! Yeah!

Octopus Go v Octopus Intelligent Octopus Go July 2024 Price Drop. Intelligent Octopus Go rates are now even cheaper. From the 1st of July 2024, it’s 7p per kWh v 8.5p per kWh on Octopus Go. The off-peak rate lasts

Octopus Tracker Tariff is it still worth it? On the 1st of July 2024, Octopus Energy changed its formula for the Octopus Tracker tariff. While all of the Octopus tariffs saw their rates go down the Octopus July v1 of

 The July 2024 Energy Price Cap and Octopus Energy tariffs. The Energy Price Cap went down today, 1st July 2024. Lots of people are having some respite from spiralling energy bills.  Octopus Energy responded by lowering its tariffs. The reduction

Intelligent Octopus Flux: Reviewed. This is how the Intelligent Octopus Flux tariff works with your solar panels and battery storage.  Navigating solar export tariffs can seem daunting but I will run through how much you could earn from your solar

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OCTOPUS GO OR AGILE

Octopus Go v Octopus Agile  Octopus Go versus Octopus Agile which one is best? Electric Vehicle owners with moderate to low mileage often wonder which tariff is better: Octopus Go or Octopus Agile. This question is also relevant for higher-mileage

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HOW I ENDED UP BUYING AN ELECTRIC CAR. I was 50 in 2021 and decided to have fun test-driving Electric vehicles. I had no intention to buy one but like many EV converts once I had experienced driving an electric

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Octopus Smart Tariffs

There’s no getting away from the fact that energy prices have skyrocketed. Even if you are the savviest homeowner there’s just no escaping the price hikes over the last 3 years. There are still ways, however, to save money on

Running my home from a battery

Powering my home using a GivEnergy battery. Does Intelligent Octopus Go work with solar and battery? My Octopus Energy bill so far – May 2024, they owe me! Written by: Sarah Chambers (aka Sarah Go Green) Yes, Intelligent Octopus Go

Is Intelligent Octopus Flux the best solar export tariff for everyone? Intelligent Octopus Flux. Is it time to put your feet up and wait for the money to roll in?  Review written by: Sarah Chambers (aka Sarah Go Green) I

Is Intelligent Octopus Go worth it?

Grab some green electrons on the UK’s most popular EV tariff, Intelligent Octopus Go. Review written by: Sarah Chambers – Octopus Intelligent Go Review – May 2024 – 150,000 customers and me.  I first signed up for Intelligent Octopus Go

Electrifying my home with solar panels and battery storage. Octopus Energy solar and battery storage installation review – May 2024 I have had my solar panels and battery installed for almost 7 months. My installers were Octopus Energy in October.

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Here comes the sun – my first spring with Octopus solar panels and battery storage. Octopus Energy solar and battery installation review May 2024. Reviewed by Sarah Chambers. I had 15 solar panels and a home battery installed by Octopus

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MY OCTOPUS ENERGY SMART METER INSTALLATION. My smart meter was installed in 2019 by Octopus Energy.  Before I was on an Octopus Fixed tariff which had always been my preference. There was no green technology in my house and the

WHAT’S THE CHEAPEST OCTOPUS ENERGY TARIFF IN 2024 Octopus Energy has a multitude of energy tariffs to choose from but what’s the cheapest Octopus Energy tariff in 2024? There are several Octopus tariffs which range from your traditional fixed and

Running my home as a mini power station to help the planet and my pocket. Octopus Energy solar panels, battery storage and EV charging tariffs reviewed –  May 2024 Review by Sarah Chambers I may struggle to get the kids

switch to renewable energy

Energy Shouldn’t cost the Earth. When I sit and watch David Attenborough speak about the damage we are doing to the environment I sometimes feel overwhelmed. Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet. Can my actions make a

Do Octopus Energy install solar panels?

First steps to electrify my home with solar panels and battery storage. I had solar panels and battery storage installed by Octopus Energy in October 2023. I am based in South Wales just outside Cardiff. The whole process from the

Tesla UK Referral Scheme 2024 If you are lucky enough to be an existing Tesla owner in the UK you can share your Tesla referral link or your Tesla referral code and earn Tesla credits. The person you are referring

Octoplus Saving Sessions

Octoplus Saving Sessions The National Grid (ESO) relaunched its Demand Flexibility Service this week. Energy suppliers throughout the UK responded to the call for assistance today. Octopus Energy passed this request from the National Grid to its customer through their

Which Octopus Tariff is best for you? Have you considered switching Octopus tariffs with the seasons? If you have solar panels or a heat pump it may be time to give this question some thought. These are some questions that

Intelligent Octopus Go v OVO Charge Anytime. On Monday 27th February 2023 OVO Energy launched a new Electric Vehicle (EV) tariff called OVO Charge Anytime. It was the first real competitor to the Octopus Intelligent Go tariff that offers smart

Fully Charged Live 2023. This month I drove down to see the Fully Charged Live show in Farnborough. The Fully Charged Live is a showground event. It is full of everything a geek could want on an electrifying weekend. There

Octopus Energy solar PV and heat pumps

Octopus Energy Solar Panels and Heat Pump Installation – How is it going? Last month I went to visit Octopus Energy. They have two giant unit on an industrial estate in Slough. Here they are on a mission to transform

Octopus drops the price of its EV tariffs. When you drive electric it’s really important to get a good EV tariff if you can charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home. However, over the last 18 months, there has been

WILL MY THE UNIT PRICE AND STANDING CHARGE GO UP OR DOWN FOR ENERGY IN APRIL 2023? Today in the budget, it was announced that the Energy Price Guarantee will continue until July 2023. This is excellent news as the

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