Our next energy webinar will be given by Greg Jackson, founder and CEO Octopus Energy. The meeting is kindly sponsored by PWC . It will be introduced by Steve Jennings PwC’s Power and Utilities Sector Practice Leader, and chaired by Volker Beckers.
‘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.’
BIEE members can log in to view a recording of the webinar and copy of the presentation in the downloads section of this website.
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.