Pair your ecobee with Intelligent Octopus

May 5th, 2022

Pair your ecobee with Intelligent Octopus

Connect your ecobee to Intelligent Octopus

You could get paid $25 a month – that's $300 yearly savings – for unlocking smart thermostat scheduling.

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Updated: March 10, 2023

Take the guesswork out of energy conservation with Intelligent Octopus

Intelligent Octopus is our innovative solution to balancing the grid when energy demand is high. By allowing us to connect to your smart thermostat, we can help automate your energy usage, saving you money. As an added bonus, customers who participate in Intelligent Octopus, will receive a $25 monthly bill credit! This feature is still in beta making now the perfect time to join us in expanding how we better serve our customers. 

How does Intelligent Octopus work?

When grid demand increases, Octopus Energy will send a temperature hold that raises your thermostat by 3ºF for a short period of time to decrease energy usage. Once the grid stabilizes, your thermostat automatically adjusts back to its original setting. 

In most cases, our customers don’t notice any temperature changes, but you can override the hold up to five times per billing cycle. 

Together we can work to decrease grid demand when it peaks while also rewarding you! 

Why Intelligent Octopus? 

Reduced Grid Stress

High energy demand = Increased energy rates. To combat this, customers should conserve their energy usage during peak times. Intelligent Octopus helps you to do that by managing that demand without requiring you to think about it. 

Reduced Carbon Emissions

At Octopus, we’re completely focused on decarbonization while optimizing when energy is the cheapest — and most of the time, that means when it’s powered by renewables. 

What do I need to do to sign up?

Signing up for our Intelligent Octopus feature is easy! 

  • First, you need to be an Octopus Energy customer. Not a customer yet? No worries, sign up today
  • Secondly, you’ll need to connect your smart thermostat in our portal or Octopus Energy App. (We’re currently only compatible with the ecobee thermostat)

Intelligent Octopus is still in beta, but our terms and conditions explain what customers can expect from this product while we work on perfecting it! 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does Intelligent Octopus affect my thermostat settings? 

We adjust the thermostat by a few degrees in the background for a short period of time during supply shortages (i.e. no wind). After which your thermostat will go back to your chosen setting. 

Can I opt out when Intelligent Octopus interferes with my thermostat settings? 

Yes! You always have control of your device, just turn off the temperature hold from your device’s screen or remotely from the thermostat app. 

Does Intelligent Octopus connect to other thermostats? 

Currently, Intelligent Octopus only connects to ecobee smart thermostats. We’re working on connecting more devices in the future!  

If you have any questions, ideas, or feedback, shoot us an email at!

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