Octopus Fan Club logo over an illustration of houses and hills around a wind turbine
Octopus Fan Club logo over an illustration of houses and hills around a wind turbine

Icon of a wind turbine

New fan alert


Available to customers in the HX2 and BD22 postcodes. Find out more.

Welcome to the Octopus Fan Club

Local green energy. From our turbines to your home.

Octopus Energy’s Fan Club is driving access to cheaper, greener ‘people-led’ renewable energy across the UK. We believe that renewables should be brought closer to the consumer and that people living alongside generation projects should enjoy cheaper electricity when their local turbine is spinning. So in 2021, we launched the first energy tariff to give customers the benefit of local renewable energy production in real-time.

By connecting smaller, local projects through a single tech solution, Fan Club will bring together thousands of decentralised generation projects, all visualised as one giant wind farm. This new generation model will create the investable projects of the future - reshaping the generation market and renewable investment for the benefit of both people and the planet.

Where it all began

Our two first fans

A wind turbine
#1 Fan

Market Weighton, East Yorkshire

A wind turbine
#2 Fan

Caerphilly, South Wales

It all began with our two biggest fans - #1 Fan in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire and #2 Fan in Caerphilly, South Wales.

Since 2021, Octopus customers in Market Weighton and Caerphilly have enjoyed cheaper 100% renewable electricity whenever their local turbines are spinning. Together, these Octopus Energy turbines supply enough renewable energy to power up to 800 homes. And we’re only getting started…

Join Us

When you join Octopus Fan Club you get

A stationary wind turbine

100%

renewable electricity from your local Fan!

A slowly rotating wind turbine

20%

off your unit rate whenever your turbine is spinning and you're using electricity

A rapidly rotating wind turbine

50%

off your unit rate when the wind picks up and the green electrons are really flowing

How it works

With Octopus Fan Club, you'll get 100% renewable electricity at the same great price as any other Octopus tariffs - but with a twist.

Any electricity you use while your local turbine is spinning automatically benefits from a 20% discount.

Even better, when the wind picks up and the green electrons really start flowing, you’ll get 50% off every unit you use.

Check the rate you’re paying online in realtime, and see forecast wind speeds to help plan your day.

The Octopus Fan Club is operated by Octopus Energy Group and is not a regulated financial services product, service, investment or activity.

A wind turbine
Fan #1

Market Weighton, Yorkshire

50% off electricity at winds above a fresh breeze (8m/s)


Available to: Customers in YO43 postcodes


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A wind turbine
Fan #2

Caerphilly, Wales

50% off electricity at winds above a strong breeze (11m/s)

Available to: Customers in CF81 and NP24 postcodes


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Fan #3

Halifax, Yorkshire

50% off electricity at winds above a strong breeze (11.5m/s)


Available to: Customers in HX2 postcode

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Want the Fan Club in your area?

We can't wait to bring Fan Club projects to every community that wants them but, for now, it's only available to Octopus customers who live near our current fans. If you’d like to see the Octopus Fan Club launch in your area, add your details to the waiting list.

Already a member of the Fan Club?! Access your Fan Club dashboard to see how your local Fan is generating.

FAQ

All Octopus electricity tariffs are 100% green, backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin ‘REGO’ certificates. These certificates ensure that every electron of energy we buy is an electron that has come from a renewable source, yet we are not actually generating the energy ourselves.


Through the years, we’ve also worked with fantastic green generators to buy their power, from the smallest dedicated community energy projects to large scale solar farms capable of powering hundreds of thousands of homes.


By investing in the Fan Club turbines, we cut the supply chain, forging deep connections between our customers and the green energy that powers them.

To join Octopus Fan Club, you'll need a SMETS2 or Secure-branded SMETS1 smart meter that we can receive half-hourly consumption data from (this is so we can compare your data to the half-hourly generation data from the turbine to calculate your discounts!).


If you don't already have a suitable smart meter, then let us know and we can install one for you at no extra cost.

By owning these fans, we're taking a crucial step towards redesigning a smart energy system and empowering our customers to shift their electricity use away from peak times. We want to be able to give customers more information about their energy use through smart metering and peak and off-peak pricing.


Even when the fans aren't spinning on a very still, calm summer's day, we can use our smart tech to harness when they do spin and capture this energy so that people's homes and businesses can eventually be optimised to automatically use the greenest electricity at the best times.


Our fans usually start turning in only really light winds, from about 3 metres of wind per second. That’s more than 4 miles per hour which is the speed you usually walk! Additionally, there is only a limited number of hours throughout the year that you'll find the fans sitting still.



The electricity market in the UK is settled each half hour, meaning every day there are 48 settlement periods. By matching your consumption with the generation of your local Fan, we are able to calculate your savings based on how and when you are using electricity in your home.


Your discount is then applied as a credit to your energy account each month.


We work closely with the communities our turbines are turning in. Through educating local school children on renewable energy, investing in local community funds, or powering local homes and businesses.


If you are interested in hearing more, get in touch at octopusfanclub@octopus.energy.

The average wind speed in some areas is higher than in others, which means that they are not the same between our fans. To make sure all our Fan Club customers are getting the same level of discounts, we had to establish different thresholds for the 50% discounts, allowing all of the communities an equal opportunity for maximum savings!

The Octopus Fan Club is operated by Octopus Energy Group and is not a regulated financial services product, service, investment or activity.

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