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Octopus Energy cheers world leaders on at COP26

Brock Benefiel,
Digital Marketing Executive
Renewable Energy

Octopus Energy cheers world leaders on at COP26

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Octopus Energy cheers world leaders on at COP26

With the United Nations’ critical climate change meeting underway at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, at Octopus Energy, we urge world leaders to make more ambitious moves to create a sustainable, and more importantly, an inhabitable world for future generations. We are living through a crucial moment in history when we…

Texas vs. UK Energy Market Crisis

2021 has been a tough year for the traditional energy industry. Here in the US, Texas experienced an historic winter storm this past February that resulted in a near-statewide grid blackout. With record cold temperatures blanketing the state, natural gas lines froze and prevented the transmission of natural gas to…

Octopus Energy targets Demand Response in ERCOT to residential sector

Reposted from Power Markets Today DR has traditionally focused on larger C&I customers, but in ERCOT, the residential sector is the largest, peakiest part of demand and the Texas PUC is working to grow DR there. Octopus Energy worked on that since entering the ERCOT market last year (PMT, …

Why don’t Texans deserve energy price transparency?

They do. Here’s why: Texas energy consumers deserve transparency regarding their energy bills; a rather simple and direct ask of energy suppliers in the state. However, there are large discrepancies between notification requirements when it comes to variable versus fixed-rate energy products. Often, consumers are presented with variable rates that…

Everything you need to know about OctoFlex

In June, we sent out an email about OctoFlex, HB16, and the future of wholesale energy. In case you missed it, House Bill 16 — the bill that bans residential index wholesale energy pricing — has unfortunately passed and has been signed by Governor Abbott. As of September 1st, 2021,…

CenterPoint Customers: Get a Free AC Tune-Up!

Hey y’all, did you hear about CenterPoint’s CoolSaver program? We’re a participating Retail Electric Provider, offering a FREE AC tune-up, which can help improve the cooling output and efficiency of your AC unit by up to 25 percent.  How does it work? To qualify:  You have to be a residential…

Introducing Superpower Savings!

Introducing Superpower Savings!  Y’all, it’s been HOT. And with this kind of heat, we are likely to continue experiencing grid instability, ERCOT notifications, and even higher bills. Talk about a summer bummer!  Introducing Octopus Energy’s NEW Superpower Savings pilot!   By now, it’s likely you’ve seen some press about energy providers…

Cancellation Fees? Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Cell phones, cable and internet, and utilities: what do all of these have in common? Cancellation fees. Most retail energy providers charge customers cancellation fees for leaving their contracts early. Here’s how we’re different: at Octopus, we don’t believe this has to be the case. We did a little digging…

Improve Your Energy Efficiency Using FLIR

The average American wastes an average of $200 to $400 of their approximately $2,000 annual energy bill through drafts, air leaks, and outdated heating and cooling systems. By finding where the cracks in your home are, you can save money and ultimately make your home that much more comfortable. But…

Questions About Solar? We’ve Got Answers

Updated: September 9, 2021 Please note, if you’d like to sign up for a solar plan, please give us a call at 833-OCTO-888. We’re working to get this integrated with our online enrollment, but right now, all solar plans must be enrolled over the phone. We get a lot of…

Brilliant Energy Customers, Welcome to Octopus Energy!

Last Update: 06/09/21 Octopus Energy now owns the residential contract for electricity that you previously held with Brilliant Energy. This transition from Brilliant Energy to Octopus Energy was approved by the Bankruptcy Courts on May 5, 2021. You may have received a notice in the mail from ERCOT alerting you…

Octopus Energy Named Retail Energy Provider of the Year

During the month of April, the Energy Marketing Conferences hosted their Spring Energy Marketing Conference, a three-day virtual conference with more than 700 attendees, 40 sponsors, 75 3D virtual exhibitor booths, and over 50 industry professionals who spoke on multiple panels. We’re delighted to announce that Octopus Energy won the…

Octopus Energy is a Certified B Corp!

We’re thrilled to announce that Octopus Energy, through our parent company Octopus Group, is a certified B Corporation (or B Corp)! B Corporations are profit-making companies certified to meet very high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. With this recognition, Octopus joins a growing group of companies…

Carbon Footprint vs. Carbon Intensity: What Should You Track?

We talk all the time about climate change and how it’s affecting the Earth. And while most of us have a vague sense of what that means, let’s dive a little deeper into how this works with energy and how you can track your emissions.  First, here’s a quick refresher…

News Special: Octopus Energy US Launch and the Texas Energy Crisis

Our US launch story is one for the books! Listen to our latest podcast episode as Michael Lee (OEUS CEO), Natasha Crowe (OEUS Director of Marketing and PR), and Kelly Rankine (OEUS Energy Specialist Lead) discuss their experiences during the Texas Energy Crisis, just…

Earth Month at Galleria Dallas, presented by Octopus Energy US in partnership with EarthX

In honor of the 51st anniversary of Earth Day on April 22nd, Octopus Energy US in partnership with EarthX presents a celebration of Earth Day 2021, at the Galleria Dallas. The exhibition features information about how individual actions can make a huge difference against the…

New API for Octopus Customers

Octopus Energy now offers an API that serves up current wholesale prices across ERCOT. For our customers who use the wholesale price to automate their home, customers who would like to track the price outside our app, or simply the curious, this API is another tool Octopus offers to monitor…

Beware the “Bait and Switch”

Heard of the “bait and switch?” Here’s what happens. Typically an energy provider will lure in an unsuspecting customer with incredibly low rates in the form of an “introductory offer.” Often these rates are so low that it’s hard for a consumer to pass them up. At first, the customer…

HB16: Texas To Ban Residential Wholesale Energy

As of March 08, 2021, Texas lawmakers have introduced a bill to the State Affairs committee of the Texas House demanding a ban on wholesale pass-through rates to residential customers.  The bill only targets “wholesale indexed products.” It does not address the very real concerns that led to the…

Octopus Energy: We’re Built to Last

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a number of our competitors close their doors due to the Texas Energy Crisis. ERCOT has stated that energy providers who have declared bankruptcy as a result of the crisis owe almost $291 billion, collectively. Although we’re fresh on the scene, we…

POLR: Here’s what you need to know

The aftermath of Texas’ energy crisis hasn’t been easy. On top of thousands of homes being in a state of disrepair, many are looking for ways to pay shockingly high energy bills due to unprecedented price spikes. Not only are customers feeling let down by ERCOT and the Public Utilities…

Octopus Energy US and the Texas Energy Crisis

Welcome to Octopus Energy US, we’re excited to be here and have you as our customer in our mission to provide the world with greener, cheaper energy while demonstrating superior customer service. While this is our official introduction to you, given the events of last week, we’d like to first…

Octopus Energy announces one-time Bill Forgiveness Program

Effective immediately, we are adopting a one-time Bill Forgiveness Plan for all of our current customers. We will reconcile any usage that was incurred on our OctoFlex wholesale plan during the week of Saturday, February 13th through Friday, February 19th, that is in excess of the Energy Information Administration of…

Michael Lee Interview on CBS7 Midland, Texas

The experience last week in Texas was incredibly tough — for the state as a whole, for our customers, and for our team, many of whom did not have power or water for days themselves. We made it our priority to try to help each and every one of our…