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Octopus Energy launches groundbreaking ‘Fan Club’ in US and Germany 
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Octopus Energy Group is launching its groundbreaking green tariff ‘Fan Club’ in both the US and Germany following its widely lauded rollout in the UK.

Customers in three countries across two continents now get access to cheaper energy on windy days, thanks to this innovative tariff.

It has been designed to unlock the power of renewables and uses tech to pass on lower prices in real time.

Savings in the US and Germany

For the first time ever in the USA, Octopus customers in parts of South Texas will get up to 50% discount on their electricity when wind power makes up 45% of Texas’s grid generation.

In Germany, customers living near certain wind farms in the Brandenburg region, in the north east, and Rhineland-Palatinate, in the southwest, will also save up to 50% on their energy bills when it’s windy.

‘We first launched the Fan Club in the UK to revolutionise the current system of renewable generation – and it’s a massive milestone for us to now expand it into the US and Germany. 

‘The Fan Club shows for the first time that people can directly benefit from cheaper bills when the wind is blowing locally and there’s an abundance of green electrons in the grid. We’ve been blown away by the positive response and we’ve got big plans to launch new fans and provide cheap green energy to more people globally.’

ZOISA NORTH-BOND
CEO of Octopus Energy Generation

2,000 Fan Clubs

Octopus first launched the tariff in the UK in 2021, providing cheaper energy to customers who live near wind turbines when the wind blows. 

The energy tech pioneer – now the UK’s second-largest energy supplier – plans to give more customers access to the Fan Club by launching 2,000 Fan Clubs across the globe by 2030. 

Green power for 15m homes

In the UK, Octopus has seen over 18,000 requests for wind turbines with cheaper energy in communities.

In response to the demand, Octopus launched ‘Winder’ (Tinder for wind) – a tech platform to speed up the development of wind turbines where people want them.

This latest Fan Club international expansion comes as Octopus Energy’s generation arm announced it opened seven new onshore wind farms across Europe in countries including the UK, Germany, France, Sweden and Poland.

Octopus is looking to create 20GW of green energy generation projects in Europe by 2030, enough power for 15 million homes.

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