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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

Energy Price Guarantee. On the 8th of September, the UK government announced measures to help reduce soaring energy bills.  The energy price cap which was due to increase by 81% on the 1st of October 2022 will be replaced by

Octopus Agile Price Increase. Yesterday, at 4 pm the Octopus increased the maximum price you will pay on the Agile tariff. The cap on the Agile tariff increased from 55p per kWh to an eye-watering 78p per kWh. The Octopus

October 2022 Energy Price Cap. Today, Ofgem announced the new energy price cap that will come into effect on the 1st of October.  Prices were predictable but still felt like a low blow as autumn quickly approaches. From the 1st

Batch Cooking is a great way to save energy. I love cooking, but as energy prices rise, I am mindful of how and when I use my oven. Each time it is switched on I add to the amount of

Why get a smart meter? This is an update to a previous blog post where my mother asked me the question below.  My mother asked me this question a month ago. I switched to a smart meter when I moved

Research EV Tariffs –  It could save you hundreds of pounds a year! If you are buying an electric vehicle or already have one, in my opinion, the most important thing you need to research is how you will charge

Greg Jackson fighting for Energy Market Reforms? Greg Jackson is the CEO of Octopus Energy. He gave evidence to a parliamentary committee in October last year. In summary, the committee was looking into how to tackle the energy crisis, He

Here’s my Octopus Energy bill. I just thought I would share my Octopus Energy bill for July / August 2022. It covers a 31-day period and includes charging my Electric Vehicle at home. How much energy did I use in

Should you get a smart meter? This is the exact conversation I had with my mother this week. She is retired and has a traditional gas and electric meter. Her meters work well and she hasn’t had any issues with

Why does renewable energy cost so much? At the moment lots of people are starting to realise that a renewable energy tariff isn’t cheaper than any other form of energy. You would assume that energy created by free resources such

Martin Lewis has updated his advice on the October 2022 Price Cap. For months I have been telling everyone and anyone to take a fixed deal. The answer I usually get is that Martin Lewis said to do nothing. I

Octopus Energy is calling for the government to consider greater assistance. Octopus Energy is constantly trying to make the energy market better for customers. Today, Greg Jackson, the CEO of Octopus Energy was on BBC Radio 4, Best of Today,

Energy Price Increased Winter 2022. So Martin Lewis has been on his sunlounger for the last week but I spotted that he has leapt into action today as the Cornwall Insight has realised its latest figures. It isn’t good news

Are there any Octopus Energy deals? So it’s been a busy month for Octopus Energy tariffs. Prices have been changing regularly over the last few months but in July we saw some tariffs changing 4 times over the course of

REMA

REMA – THE UK’S BIGGEST ENERGY SHAKE-UP. Yesterday, 18th July 2022, the government published information on REMA, Review of Electricity Market Arrangements in the UK. I was so pleased to read the document today. This is something I have been

Octopus energy cheap tariff

Is there such a thing as a cheap Octopus Energy tariff? One of the first questions most people ask is what is the cheapest energy tariff available right now? I am with Octopus Energy and working out which is the

This week has been slightly crazy.  I have been on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Wales talking about why I bought a share in a wind turbine. Back in lockdown last year I bought into the first UK crowdfunded

Intelligent Octopus Go Review written by Sarah Chambers – March 2022 Full Octopus Intelligent Go review and How Intelligent Octopus Go has moved on in 2024 may also be of interest. Week 1 on the Intelligent Octopus Tariff. With wholesale

Octopus Energy Fixed and Flexible tariff price increases. I usually wake up each morning and check the Octopus Energy tariffs page to see if prices have increased. I am a massive Octopus Energy fan and blog about their tariffs and

octopus big dirty turn own

The Big Dirty Turn-Down  I have been waiting for some positive news but there hasn’t been much of it around at the moment in terms of energy. Wholesale energy prices are skyrocketing and everyone is bracing for the energy price

April 2022 price cap

Stick or fix your energy tariff before April 2022? With the energy price cap due to rise by an estimated 54% in April 2022 the question most people are considering is whether a new fixed tariff is a good option

Big announcements are expected tomorrow. The energy price cap will increase in price on the 1st April 2022. Tomorrow, 3rd February 2022, we will find out how much that will be. The energy price cap is currently approximately 21p a

OCTOPUS OUTGOING TARIFFS PRICE INCREASE. At 12am today Octopus Energy increased the rates for its SEG and Fixed Outgoing tariff.  It has been a long time coming and will be well received by customers. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff

INTELLIGENT OCTOPUS PRICE RISE

Intelligent Octopus Price Increase. Yesterday, the Intelligent Octopus tariff increased in price. Octopus Go, which is one of Octopus Energy’s most popular EV tariffs, increased on the 4th January. It was inevitable that the Intelligent tariff would go the same way.

octopus go rise

Octopus Go Price Increase. Every morning I check the Octopus Energy tariff.  I have had a few sharp intakes of air over the last few months as energy prices have risen. The Octopus Go off-peak rate has tariff always remained

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  Octopus Energy join forces to help decarbonise India. Octopus Energy Group and Indian firm, Sterlite Power have signed an agreement to help bring cleaner energy to India and the world. As an Octopus customer and a mother concerned about

RIPPLE ENERGY SCOTLAND. This week Ripple Energy completed its first wind turbine project in South Wales.  Now I am one of 907 co-op wind farm owners at Graig Fatha. Our wind turbine, near Cardiff, will start generating renewable energy very

What is an air source heat pump? Air source heat pumps have been around for quite some time but in recent months they have hit the news as more people in the UK look for greener ways to heat their

OCTOPUS ENERYG COMPRETITION

WIN A SHARE OF 1 MILLION POUNDS!! Octopus this week has launched a competition to encourage its customers to reduce their energy consumption this winter. Lots of us are trying to cut back BUT if you sign up to the

OCTOPUS ENERGY API Even though I haven’t got a tech background I know that the Octopus Energy API open source is quite something! Companies usually lock this information away.   Octopus, however, celebrates innovation even when it’s by someone else.  As

ENERGISE EV REVIEW

EV HOME CHARGER INSTALLATION SOUTH WALES. I am going to make the switch to an electric vehicle in 2022. How exciting is that? Today, a local company, Energise EV come out to my home to give me a quote. I

RIPPLE ENERGY REVIEW UPDATE. 💨 Just had a lovely email from the guys at Ripple Energy to say they have updated their membership dashboard.  I just had a quick look around it looks very clean and easy to navigate. There’s

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