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14 May, 2020
7 May, 2020
The BIEE’s seventh Future of Energy Lecture on May 14th will be given by Greg Jackson, Founder & Chief Executive Octopus Energy, and is kindly sponsored by PwC UK.
We stand at a point of critical urgency – the planet’s in crisis and we cannot hesitate to make monumental change. But we’ve never been in a better place to do so. Rapid technology change will bring about a green energy revolution faster than anyone has forecast. What we today see as problems are huge opportunities. The world without fossil fuels will be so much better, and it’s within grasping distance.
Greg is an experienced digital entrepreneur, passionate about making the green energy revolution affordable through technology.
He’s founded a number of successful businesses, including e-commerce company C360, built HomeServe’s innovation business and is an angel investor in a wide range of tech start-ups. He also served as Director of several innovative businesses, including Zopa, the world’s first peer to peer lender, which has now lent almost £2bn fairly and responsibly whilst generating excellent interest rates for lenders.
Greg founded Octopus Energy in 2015. It uses technology to be highly efficient – empowering customers with a full digital experience, and then using the same systems to provide the highest standards of support to its customers by phone, email and chat. This technology allows Octopus to challenge normal energy models, bringing transparent, low pricing to new and loyal customers. Octopus is a recognised innovator, delivering time-of-use tariffs at scale, driving EV adoption and helping make the smart grid a reality.
In the UK, Octopus now stands at 1.2 million customers, growing by 2500-3000 per day, and is the only energy supplier recommended by consumer champions Which?, for the second year in a row. Following deals with 4hundred in Germany and Hanwha Corporation in Australia, Octopus expects to expand its platform into many more markets over the next few years.
Registration will open in April
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2017 The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
2016 Iain Conn, CEO, Centrica
2015 Prof Dieter Helm, University of Oxford
2014 Ian Marchant, Former CEO, SSE
The meeting will be held in the Dining Room on the lower ground floor at the Royal Society. Registration will start outside the meeting room at 17.00 and tea will be available on arrival. The lecture including Q&A will run for an hour and will be followed by a drinks reception at 18.30.
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