Octopus Energy

We believe energy should be better.

A better experience for you through transparency, honesty and simplicity. Better for the planet, through real long term investment in renewable generation and a low CO2 future. Better value, by throwing away the old business models of the “Big 6” and instead building a business that’s fit for the 21st century.

The Octopus mission began in 2011 when we built our first solar generation plant. Since then, we’ve gone on to build 154 solar farms in the UK, not to mention another 66 projects in France.

Octopus is the UK’s largest investor in solar farms

In fact, the farms we’ve funded generate 40% of all the UK’s large scale solar – enough to power over a quarter of a million homes (when the sun shines!)

We’ve also invested in:

  • Wind generation
  • Anaerobic digestion plants, which use the natural breakdown of plant waste to make electricity.
  • “Rapid response” gas generation, which is crucial to balance supply when there’s no wind and sun. Making sure the lights are always on.

This is how we are simultaneously building the future of energy, while making sure today’s infrastructure keeps on turning.