OCTOPUS ENERGY TARIFFS 2020

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OCTOPUS ENERGY TARIFF 2020

OCTOPUS ENERGY TARIFFS

When it comes to Octopus Energy tariffs they are worlds apart from BIG 6 energy providers.   It really is quite freshening even if you haven’t yet considered beyond saving money on your energy bill. By going green with Octopus Energy tariffs not only can you save money and reduce your carbon footprint but you can take control of how you consume energy.  It really is the way forward for a sustainable future.

MY SWITCH TO OCTOPUS ENERGY

Before my switch to Octopus Energy, I had been with British Gas for many years.  I paid little attention to my energy bill. It was a utility that I had to pay and periodically I would look around for a better deal. Although they all seemed the same and very confusing.  Due to a house move, I decided I had to make a big effort to reduce my bills and more importantly go green. Switching to renewable energy was something I felt I really needed to do.

Solar panels were not an option and I needed to keep costs down.  Bulb was recommended to me along with Octopus Energy. I reviewed both and the one thing that caught my eye was the tariffs. Bulb offered just one while Octopus had a variety which seemed all too simple to understand. Octopus Energy had great reviews on Trustpilot and I was hooked by the simplicity of their green energy message. So I switched.

FIRST THINGS FIRST

One of the first thing that happened was that I got an email from their CEO Greg Jackson welcoming me to Octopus Energy. I know it was an automated response to my switch to Octopus but I appreciated the tone and friendless of the email. He promised great customer service, fair prices and advice on energy saving.  A few months into my contract I needed some technical advice which I couldn’t find online. Sure enough, he responded and helped me out! To say I was impressed was an understatement.

I opted for the Octopus Energy fixed tariff, Super Green. It promised 100% renewable energy with my gas being offset and I have been delighted. (Octopus Energy does not include meat food or farm waste in their AD process, unlike some other suppliers.)

Each time I receive my bill via email I also get an update if there is a cheaper tariff I could be on. Even if you opt for a 12-month fixed tariff you can still switch to this cheaper deal. You just email back and they do it for you! I have done this a couple of times!

OCTOPUS ENERGY FIXED RATE TARIFF V FLEXIBLE TARIFF EXPLAINED. (simply)

OCTOPUS ENERGY RETHINKING HOW WE USE ENERGY

Should i switch to octopus energyIt is approaching two years since we switched to Octopus Energy and CEO Greg Jackson’s promise to provide advice on energy savings has been surpassed. I am now as you can see quite hooked on renewable energy!  I have a young family and we only have one shot at protecting our planet.  Switching to renewable energy is the way forward. It has the biggest impact on an individuals carbon footprint and takes just minutes to do. More importantly, it is accessible to the vast majority of people.

Nearly two years on and I am looking at half-hourly energy prices. I am engaging with my supplier like many new Octopus Energy customers. The tariffs they are offering in 2020 are groundbreaking. That’s not merely my opinion it is a fact!  As well as offering fixed or flexible tariffs in 2020 Octopus Energy offers some really clever techie options too.  This is where they really start to differ from other energy companies.

OCTOPUS ENERGY AGILE TARIFF

The Agile tariffOCTOPUS ENERGY AGILE PRICE allows you to use energy when consumption is low bringing down prices to a minimum, sometimes even free. Shift your energy use outside the 4-7 pm peak to save money and use cleaner, greener energy when there is less demand on the grid. Plus “plunge” pricing when wholesale prices go negative could even pay you to use energy.

This tariff also lets you take advantage of all your smart devices like Amazon Alexa so you can choose to use home appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher when energy is cheapest. More importantly, you can use energy when there is less demand on the grid or there is an excess of energy making if far greener.

OCTOPUS GO TARIFF

octopus energy electric vehicle tariffI’m not lucky enough yet to have an electric vehicle but if you do this is a great option if you do.  I understand we all need to shift from diesel guzzling vehicles but we also need to be able to charge them the greenest way possible. Octopus Go is an electricity tariff with a bonkers cheap 5p / kWh rate for four hours every night (between 12.30 and 4.30 am). It was designed with EV-angelists in mind as charging can be done very cheaply whilst your asleep. This can help keep fuel costs around 1p per mile.

OCTOPUS EXPORT

Octopus energy export tariffIn March 2019 for some reason, the government pulled the plug on feed tariff designed for solar panel owners.  Octopus Energy has introduced a tariff to export excess energy generated from their solar panels to the national grid.

Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy said: “Outgoing Octopus is designed to make it easy for households to choose to go green – by paying households to adopt solar, we bring locally generated energy to more people and help the UK adopt a cleaner, cheaper energy system.

“At Octopus, we strongly believe in using smart technology to make energy work for our customers and we’re delighted to be the first movers into a promising new market.”

A BRIGHTER 2020

If you are on the fence about switching to renewable energy as it all sounds too complicated, it’s not. We all consume energy. It is a utility we would struggle to live without but in order to make our world more sustainable we need to look to energy companies like Octopus Energy to lead the way. They are not afraid to reevaluate the energy market and believe that consumers want to make a difference too.  octopus energy green tariffsThat is the whole ethos of Octopus I believe. They don’t seek passive customers they are happy to take on demanding customers who want them to rethink the whole way we can save money and the environment.  I am just waiting on a loan of a thermal imaging camera to find where the heat is escaping from my house.  Yes, Octopus will loan you one of those too!!

In the past, the business of energy companies has been to make sure customers are not engaged. Energy companies have made most of their money out of unengaged customers. It’s the job of disrupters to come in and drive that engagement. – Greg Jackson, CEO.

My advice would be to make the switch to renewable energy. You can switch, make a massive difference to your carbon footprint and forget about it for another year or you can get involved using tech at home to become even greener. Just go for it and go green!

Posted by Sarah at www.octopusreferral.link

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Octopus Energy: Who owns Octopus Energy?

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A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND – OCTOPUS ENERGY

Before I switched to Octopus Energy I wanted to know who they are.  Being brought up with energy suppliers being a very limited market and with no real appeal one way or the other, I was very interested in their story.

greg jackson octopus energyGreg Jackson is the founder of Octopus Energy. The most interesting fact I found was that he started his career as a gaming developer back in the early ’90s and like myself had a passion for politics at quite a young age.  (We both joined Green Peace in our late teens) He quite obviously has a passion for creating new and better ways of delivering services using tech.  This combined with his passion for green issues is reflected in everything Octopus Energy do.

AS A CUSTOMER

I am now a customer of Octopus Energy and you can see his passion for tech and customer service in every interaction with the firm. From there speedy, friendly customer service via social media direct messaging to simple things like entering your meter reading, where you play a cash prize game after updating your reading.

They are forward thinking taking onboard customer hacks in terms of tech and in short do lots of things that make me smile, such as offering customers and communities free trees.

OCTOPUS TARIFFS

At the moment the techie tariff called Agile is looking very attractive.  I love the platform IFTTT which allows users to automate many online or household functions.  It is a simple concept to get to grips with and now Octopus Energy has teamed up with them so you can incorporate it with this tariff. So I could, as an example, turn my washing machine on when energy prices drop, offering much cheaper, even greener energy.

MY OPINION

I commend Greg Jackson for founding such an innovative new energy supplier. It isn’t that often a stay at home mum gets excited about anything, other than a sleepover at grandmas. (I love silence) Octopus Energy ticks all our boxes at the moment and I can’t see any of the other supplier coming close unless they have a total rethink about how they run their operations. Well done Octopus Energy! We love our green energy supply.

If you would like to join Octopus Energy you can get £50 credit on your bill by switching here.

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Octopus Energy: Switching is quick and easy

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OCTOPUS ENERGY ARE FLIPPING GREAT.

It is pancake day! I thought I would share a  few tips on how easy it is to switch to Octopus Energy. It takes less time than making a pancake!

MY OCTOPUS ENERGY SWITCH

I switched to Octopus Energy nearly a year ago after being a customer with British Gas for over ten years.  I had previously felt that my time was better spent elsewhere and so had spent a decade with one of the big six.  How wrong had I been!  I did spend quite a considerable time researching energy providers before my switch to Octopus.  With 98% of customers being happy with their service and green credentials, I felt confident in my choice.  I also needed the reassurance of a fixed rate and Octopus tariff provided this with no exit fees. Switching took less than 2 minutes.  Yes, less time than it takes to make a pancake! Ten years of being stuck overpaying for a two-minute process.

So before you start flipping your pancakes today. My advice would be to flip energy providers.

  • Octopus Energy has excellent reviews on Trustpilot.
  • Their energy is renewable.
  • There are no exit fees
  • Customer service is excellent. They are the only Which? recommended supplier for 2019
  • It takes 2 minutes to switch.

If you would like to switch and join Octopus Energy then you can get £50 credit on your first bill here. 

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THE HEAT IS ON – GREEN ENERGY

THE GREEN APPROACH TO KEEPING WARM THIS WINTER. I hate being cold but I try and stay cozy without it
octopus energy cashback

Can your actions really make a difference to climate change?

I know what I hold dear to me but can my actions really make a difference? This is how the
GO GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY

CAN YOU SAVE MONEY BY SWITCHING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY?

Can you save money by switching to renewable energy? Sometimes the thought of switching to renewable energy can sound costly. 

Posted by Sarah at www.octopusreferral.link

 

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