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Octopus Energy Business: Prices, Tariffs & Reviews

Octopus Energy has been active in the UK electricity & gas markets since 2016.

The energy supplier focuses on using technology to keep customers happy and prices low. Octopus Energy specialises in 100% renewable energy – with electricity from renewable sources and gas that can be offset.

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A Guide to Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy is one of the fastest-growing energy suppliers in the UK – with around five million domestic customers and business customers as of 2024, making it the fourth largest energy supplier in the UK.

In October 2022, Octopus acquired Bulb Energy from special administration and 70% of the way through migrating 1.7 million Bulb customers. On April 1st 2023, 60,000 M&S Energy customers joined Octopus also.

Octopus Energy also bought Shell's household energy businesses in the UK and Germany, providing energy for a further 1.4 million homes and 500,000 broadband service customers. The deal was completed in the last quarter of 2023.

As well as offering 100% renewable energy, Octopus Energy can offset carbon emissions from their gas customers for a small fee each month. In the last year, 26,900 tonnes of CO2 was prevented from being added to the atmosphere through customers choosing the Octopus low-carbon energy tariff.

Octopus Energy has a UK-based customer service centre, where call wait times are averaged at under one minute. They also offer no exit frees, transparent pricing, and a personalised service, based on your tariff.

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Octopus Energy Reviews

Octopus Energy has a very high rating and customer response. On the review site Trustpilot, Octopus have an average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5. This comes from more than 171,000 reviews. Around 95% of reviews were either rated 4 or 5 stars. Only around 3% of reviews were rated as 1 star.

Comments from customers mainly focus on how great their customer service is, they were welcomed by a friendly team who resolved their issues quickly. The few negative comments are centred around being overcharged or poor communication between the company and the customer.

Octopus Energy is proud of its customer service and makes use of both modern digital technology and traditional customer service methods in pursuit of the highest quality service. They also have a useful smartphone app where customers can manage their accounts on the go, 24/7.

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About Octopus Energy

  • Where Is the Octopus Energy Head Office?

    You can contact Octopus Energy Business in several ways. Their call centre and email staff are all based in the UK.

    You can call the helpline between 9 am and 5 pm on weekdays on 0808 164 1088 for free.

    You can email Octopus Energy at [email protected].

    You can write to Octopus at: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT.

    When you switch to Octopus Energy, you don’t need to bother with contacting energy companies yourself. We take care of that for you, so you can focus on running your business.

  • Who Owns Octopus Energy?

    Octopus Energy is a privately owned business. Founded as a subsidiary of the Octopus Group – an asset management company. They are active not just in the UK, but also in Germany and the United States.

  • What Is Octopus Energy's Fuel Mix?

    All of Octopus Energy’s electricity is sourced from natural, renewable supplies. The company started as an investor in solar energy and continues its commitment to renewable energy.

    Octopus Energy’s electricity tariffs are, therefore, all renewably based. There is also the option to offset any gas tariffs – although this is not the default.

    Octopus’ energy breakdown is as follows: Renewable – 100%.

  • What Is Octopus Energy's Cancellation Policy?

    – Feeds associated with cancellation (business & domestic)

    – How to start the process

    Octopus Energy does not charge exit fees for leaving a tariff early.

    To end a contract with Octopus Energy, you need to tell your new supplier what your meter readings are. They will contact Octopus, and organise the final bill for your used energy.

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  • Energy efficiency plans
  • Control your costs
  • 100% renewable
  • energy as standard
  • Online management
  • Set energy goals

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Octopus Business Energy Prices & Tariffs

Octopus Energy Business offers a range of both fixed and variable rate tariffs for their business energy customers. Current plans include Octopus 12M Fixed, Flexible Octopus and Helpful Octopus.

Octopus only offers 100% certified renewable electricity.

They offer lower out-of-contract rates than many of their competitors.

Example Tariffs:

  • Green Business Energy 12-month fixed – 13.5 p/kWh + 22.05 p/day standing charge. Eco 7 electricity night rate 8.25 p/kWh, day rate 14.5 p/kWh, + 22.05 p/day standing charge
  • Flexible Octopus Business – 13.87 p/kWh + 22.05 p/day standing charge. Eco 7 electricity night rate 8.45 p/kWh, day rate 14.82 p/kWh, + 22.05 p/day standing charge

They also offer special products for business energy customers:

  • Panel Power - For solar developers and installers that provide a complete electricity product to the end consumer.
  • Electroverse - Simplified public charging for customers with electric cars, providing a card for charge points across most of the UK and Europe.
  • Shape Shifters - Time-of-use tariff for flexible small businesses. Cheaper electricity rates by shifting usage away from peak times.

Octopus Energy Business offers a range of potential meter options. These include standard meters and smart meters – which Octopus Energy offers to customers.

Switching to Octopus Energy is easy with British Business Energy. We handle all of the hard parts for you so that you can focus on running your business.

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