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Octopus launches first ever offshore ‘Fan Club’ tariff
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Octopus Energy boat trip to Lincs Offshore Wind Farm

Octopus Energy boat trip to Lincs Offshore Wind Farm. Credit: Octopus Energy

Octopus Energy has announced the expansion of its pioneering ‘Fan Club’ wind tariff, bringing the benefits of cheaper clean power to customers living near offshore wind farms. 

Starting with communities living along the coastline from Grimsby to Skegness, ‘Fan Club’ customers in this area will be able to get up to 50% off their electricity when their local offshore wind farm is producing lots of wind powered electricity. 

Getting a local turbine

Octopus’s groundbreaking ‘Fan Club’ first launched in 2021 for customers living close to one of its onshore wind turbines in Market Weighton and Halifax, Yorkshire and Caerphilly, Wales.

Since then Octopus has received over 20,000 requests for local wind turbines in communities. The popular scheme has now also expanded into the US and Germany. 

Customers living in the DN31, DN32, DN33, DN34, DN35, DN36, LN11, LN12, LN13, PE24 and PE25 postcodes can register their interest in joining the Octopus Offshore Fan Club by clicking here.

Support for offshore wind

The launch of Octopus’ offshore ‘Fan Club’ comes as dozens of lucky Octopus customers set sail over summer on the HMS Octopus to get a closer look at the Lincs wind farm, which generates enough clean power for 240,000 homes every year. 

The boat trip followed a competition for customers to come see the wind farm, which generated a flurry of excitement as hundreds of customers competed for a seat via Twitter.

It reinforces Britain’s continuing obsession with offshore wind as 85% of people support this energy source. 

‘Our ‘Fan Club’ demonstrates just how much people love wind in Britain. It’s fantastic to now expand this pioneering scheme to those living near offshore wind farms too. People overlooking these majestic wind farms along the coastlines from Grimsby to Skegness will now be able to benefit from cheaper electricity which it’s windy. 

‘We’ve loved bringing customers out to see the Lincs offshore wind farm. Our customers inspire us massively – they are highly engaged members of the energy system, passionate about participating in the transition to a greener energy future while making savings on their bills at the same time.’

CEO of Octopus Energy Generation

Investing in wind power

The news follows fast on the heels of Octopus’ announcement to unleash £15 billion ($20bn) of investment in offshore wind globally.

In the UK, Octopus has stakes in the Lincs offshore wind farm and one of the world’s largest wind farms, Hornsea One – both off the east coast of England– as it scales its offshore wind activity in the UK and across the globe. 

This year alone, homegrown offshore wind up and down the coastline of the country has produced 14% of Britain’s electricity.

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