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Octopus Energy lands in Aotearoa: Who are we & why New Zealand?

Welcome to Octopus Energy, we’re excited to be opening our doors to customers in New Zealand.

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We’re looking forward to bringing New Zealanders excellent local service and affordable electricity solutions that make it easier for them to play a part in a cleaner energy future.

Octopus Energy employs over 100 people here in NZ and for the last two years we’ve all been working on delivering awesome customer experiences for energy consumers around the globe. We’re proudly serving over three million customers (and growing) across our retail businesses in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Japan and the USA and we’re delighted to add New Zealand to the list.

We’re also investing in renewable energy around the globe and want to support efforts big and small to develop new renewables here in New Zealand - that includes backing our customers' efforts with a market leading solar buy back rate of 17c.

To help our customers we’re applying our smarts (and 8 arms) to make managing your energy needs easy as! We don't just pump out bills. We bring our global perspective and experience helping customers to New Zealand. We want to help you with solutions that are better for your wallet and the planet. For a start we’ll make sure all our customers are on competitively priced electricity plans that pass on the benefits of off-peak pricing. Off peak and nights are also generally when more low emission renewable generation operating, so you save money and charge the EV or crank the heat pump with less worry about the planet and your wallet.

We also want to help our customers switch as much of their energy usage to electricity. Generally this has much lower emissions than other energy sources. Removing fossil fuels from our energy mix by switching to an EV or heat pump is one of the best ways for everyday NZers to tackle climate change. It should also be cheaper for you.

We’ve got more to come too - when you’ve saved up for an EV… we’ll take the hassle out of finding the cheapest time to charge it and in parallel do our bit for managing the grid by using our “Intelligent Octopus” smart technology to pick the best time to charge based on your preferences and what’s happening on the national grid. We’re working to make things as easy and convenient as possible. Just like our other customers around the globe, in time you’ll be able to roll up to a public EV charger to charge your vehicle and add the cost to your Octopus account with no fuss.

So if you want a retailer that will give you competitive pricing and solutions for an easy clean energy future give us a whirl and sign-up.

Published on 31st May 2022
Margaret Cooney
Margaret CooneyChief Customer Officer