WHO IS OCTOPUS ENERGY?
Octopus Energy is one of the best-run energy companies in the UK. They are well backed, well-loved by their customers, and are here to stay! 💚👏
Octopus Energy is a gas and electricity provider that specialises in renewable energy. It may sound too good to be true but Octopus Energy, a firm that only started off five years ago, really wants to make the world a greener place whilst saving you money! (even though that is very tricky at the moment) Octopus Energy is currently the fastest-growing and the 6th largest energy provider in Britain.
Octopus Energy is different from other energy supplies because it hasn’t been built off the backs of fossil-fuel plants. It doesn’t run on systems that are decades old instead Octopus uses its own groundbreaking elec-tech software called Kraken. Their system is so good other energy companies pay Octopus to use their Kraken software. So they have a passive income from doing this too!
NEWS: Octopus Energy has just received a £437 million pound cash boost. The former US president founded firm invests in sustainability and tackling climate change. They obviously see a bright green future by backing Octopus Energy.👏 Octopus isn’t going anywhere.
Octopus Energy bounded up the Institute of Fiscal Studies Top 50 organisations list for great customer service in July 2021 and is now ahead of companies like M&S, Waitrose, and Halfords. (you won’t find another energy company in the top 50 list!!) 👏
Is Octopus Energy Going Bust?
No, Octopus Energy is one of the best-run companies in the energy sector. Why is Octopus Energy in such a good position compared to some other suppliers? Octopus Energy explains why in this enlightening post!
Octopus Energy has its tentacles in lots of different places. That’s what makes them more than a pop-up energy company! 🐙
The energy sector isn’t something we normally think about every day but here is an example of why we should!
I love home renovation programs. When the architect goes in and just reimagines a space I am always shocked how much can be improved if you have the imagination. Without the guidance of the architect, the space would be underutilised and certainly less loved. In the energy sector that’s exactly what we need. In this crisis, we have to take stock and realise that as a country we need to generate and store more green energy. I believe Octopus Energy is, without a doubt, the entech architects to help make that happen!
Octo wind and shine – the easy eco-friendly energy choice. ☀️💨
Octopus Energy is part of the Octopus Invest group. They also now own Octopus Renewables who is the largest investor in solar farms in the UK. They invest in wind generation, energy through the anaerobic digestion of plants, and rapid response gas generation. Their renewable energy includes solar, wind, marine, wood, and, of course, anaerobic digestion. (Octopus Energy’s AD does not include any animal-containing food waste or farm waste.) Octopus is also investing in green hydrogen.
My experience with Octopus Energy – the guys in the green superhero capes. 💥
When I switched to Octopus Energy in the summer of 2018 Octopus Energy had less than 300,000 customers. They were such a small supplier but from the outset, it was quite obvious they had big green energy dreams. The journey so far has been far from boring and I’ve been delighted to see them grow. I have never felt that their rapid expansion has been at the expense of its customers! Quite the contrary they have made me really think about how I use and consume energy and I have been swept up in their green tech enthusiasm.
Power and love.
We simply love Octopus Energy. I never thought I would have such a passion for my energy supplier but we are in a global crisis and they are leading the way in the energy market. I haven’t got the skills to do this but my supplier has and that makes me extremely happy!
Is Octopus Energy going bust?
No, Octopus Energy is well-positioned to weather this energy crisis. They are well backed and are a tech lead company that innovates change in the energy market. They are exactly what we need going forward!! You can read more HERE.
As one of the largest, best backed, best run companies in the sector we’re not going anywhere.
We’re here to help, and will do all we can to support customers, government and Ofgem as they work through this.
— Octopus Energy (@OctopusEnergy) September 21, 2021
Octopus has launched an entech-led research organisation dubbed Octopus Centre for Net-Zero. (OCNZ) 🌍 Funded by Octopus Energy it is the first of its kind in the world. All technology from the facility will be made public. With the climate emergency being upon us anything that brings together the energy industry, technology, and policymakers is simply amazing in my books!
Octopus Energy now has over 2 million customers. 🥳
In February 2021 Octopus Energy celebrates its two millionth customer! In a typical Octopus style, they rewarded their 2 millionth customer with a year’s free energy.
🎉🥳 We just made a heartwarmingly joyous call to lovely Laura, our TWO MILLIONTH CUSTOMER…
We wanted to celebrate the milestone by giving her a year's free energy. Her reaction shows just how much of a difference affordable (or, free, in her case!) energy really makes 💚 pic.twitter.com/mAJ5ltWpiC
— Octopus Energy (@octopus_energy) February 25, 2021
Octopus Energy keeps on giving and winning.
Since the start of 2021, Octopus Energy has already won several awards including:
Which? recommended provider for the 4th consecutive year in a row.
Renewable Energy Awards winner 2021
U Switch Energy Supplier Of The Year 2021. Not only did they win the overall energy supplier of the year they also won 7 of the remaining categories. The next best company won 2 categories…. Think they can call that a win!!! 👏👏
This week they have also won the overall Energy Supplier of the Year 2021 in the Energy Awards. (22nd September 2021)
I am delighted that as Octopus Energy upscales their business they also stay true to their vision of providing great customer service and green energy.
DIGITAL DISRUPTION AT ITS BEST – REIMAGINE HOW YOU USE ENERGY.
Octopus Energy was hailed as ‘Tech Company of the Year’ in the National Technology Awards 2020. 🏆
By disrupting the market companies like Octopus are thankfully driving change. They are without doubt digital disrupters who aim to think outside the box using cutting-edge technology to help customers reduce their bills and their carbon footprint. 🌍
We have made a saving 679 kg of carbon dioxide emissions a year when compared to the typical UK supplier. That’s the equivalent of 364 trees! 🌳 💕
“Energy needed a digital revolution – and we are it,” says Octopus Energy CEO.
We are extremely happy to Octopus Energy customers 💚
My family cheers at this statement. We all need to rethink how we use energy and we are delighted to jump on board and help by reducing our carbon footprint but Octopus Energy is more than just its CEO Greg Jackson. In Octopus Energy there seem to be lots of staff who genuinely believe in the green energy message and I think it’s this passion for change that is accelerating Octopus forward.
How can I get a free cuddly Octopus from Octopus Energy?
Once you have signed up to Octopus Energy if you want to get your hands on a free cuddly Octopus they will send you one in the post, although it can take a few weeks depending on stock. Her name is Constantine. (I am not joking)
Borrow a free thermal imaging camera from Octopus Energy.
If you would like to borrow a thermal imaging camera Octopus Energy will send you one in the post. You can find out where the heat is escaping from your home or workplace. Request one here.
Spin to win.
Also, don’t forget you get a chance to win a cash prize when you enter your meter reading with “spin to win.”
The Green Friday prize draw to win a funky green electric VW Beatle has now ended but keep an eye on their social media for more competitions. (The big competitions usually appear in your Octopus Energy dashboard)
Virtual Pub Quiz nights.
— Mikefen (@Mikefen3) March 6, 2021
Refer a friend.
Once you have chosen to switch to Octopus Energy as a new customer using a referral link, you’ll be given £50 credit on your first bill and your own personal referral code to share with friends and families. For every person that switches with your code, you both get £50 credited towards your next bill. It takes just two minutes to switch and your code is effective immediately. (I would be delighted if you use mine to get you started, thank you!)
Octopus Energy Podcast.
Octopus entered the market with a desire to disrupt the status quo with energy that’s good for the planet, good for your wallet, and, honestly, good for your soul. Listen to their journey, vision, and tech discussions on this free podcast series. (I have enjoyed them – but I am a bit of a geek) They really are the Silicon Valley of the energy market.
Do you live in South Wales or East Yorkshire?
Is your postcode either YO43 (Yorkshire) CF81 or NP24 ?(South Wales) If you are in either of these areas you can apply to join the “Octopus Fan Club“. Aptly named as customers living near wind turbines in Caerphilly and Market Weighton can apply to benefit from their windy location. Any electricity you use while your local turbine is spinning automatically gives you a 20% discount. Even better, when the wind picks up and the green electrons really start flowing, you’ll get 50% off every unit you use.
You can find more information here. The project was launched on 18th January 20201 and is the first of its kind in the UK.