Octopus Energy are they any good?


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 eight years ago, wants to make the world a greener place whilst saving you money!

Octopus Energy is currently the largest electricty 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 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!

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 its rapid expansion has been at the expense of its customers! Quite the contrary they have made me 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!


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 almost 7 million customers. 🥳

I still can’t quite believe that since switching to Octopus Energy in 2018 Octopus Energy has gone from a small energy supplier based in Soho, London with a handful of staff to a company that now has almost 7 million customers.

I cheered as I was driving along and heard they had overtaken British Gas as the largest electricty supplier in the UK.

It can feel like you are on your own as a family when you are watching your bills and trying to make th best ethical decision for the planet. They have helped us as a family not only feel more in control of our energy choices but also feel a part of something that is driving change.

Octopus Energy keeps on giving and winning. 

Since the start of 2023, Octopus Energy has already won several awards including:

I am delighted that as Octopus Energy upscales its business it also stays true to its vision of providing great customer service and green energy.

“Energy needed a digital revolution – and we are it,” says Octopus Energy CEO Greg Jackson.

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. 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.

Octopus Energy Smart Choices.

If you have a smart meter installed at home you join the new Octopus rewards scheme called Octoplus.

  • Free electricty when the grid is greener.
  • Free hot drink every week from Greggs or Cafe Nero.
  • 2 for £10 Odeon cinema tickets.
  • 25% selected restaurants.
  • Competitions and additional rewards.

Borrow a free thermal imaging camera.

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.” 

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;

  • YO43 (Yorkshire) 
  • CF81 or NP24 (South Wales)
  • HX2, BD13 and BD22 (Halifax)
  • DN31, DN32, DN33, DN34, DN35, DN36, LN11, LN12, LN13, PE24 & PE25 (Lincolmshire)

If you are in any 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.

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