Intelligent Octopus for Home Batteries

Supercharge your savings and get 50% off your energy rate when you connect your home battery to Intelligent Octopus

Intelligent Octopus is our innovative technology that connects to your home’s electric vehicle charger, thermostat, or home battery to uniquely optimize your tech to run when it’s greenest to help keep the Texas grid balanced. 

By smartly scheduling your tech, we can offer you one of the cheapest rates in Texas so you unlock massive savings while supporting a better grid- all without having to lift a finger.

How does this work? 

Intelligent Octopus for home batteries works to stabilize the Texas power grid by dispatching any available power from your battery back to the grid when it’s needed most. All you need to do is connect your home battery to Intelligent Octopus in the Octopus Energy app and we’ll handle the rest. You get rewarded every month your battery stays connected with 50% off your energy rate. 

This program is a part of Octopus Energy's mission to build a better, more resilient, and greener grid. By participating, you’ve joined thousands of other Texans using their smart tech to power a better future. (Cheers to you!)

What are the benefits? 

By connecting your at-home battery and participating, you will receive a discounted rate on your energy. We won't charge you for the imports related to any battery power that was sent back to the grid.

Aside from the monetary benefits, you’re helping keep the Texas grid stabilized during extreme weather conditions, like our famously hot summers when power demand is at an all time high. By allowing us to dispatch the power from your battery, you’re helping to keep the lights on across the state and avoid rolling blackouts or grid failure. 

How do I participate?

  • You’ll need to be an Octopus Energy customer. Not with Octopus yet? Sign-up now.
  • You’ll also need to have a compatible home battery that we can connect to. Right now Intelligent Octopus for home batteries is available to Enphase and SolarEdge batteries with more coming soon. Request your brand here.
  • Register your interest and we’ll reach out to you within 24 hours to help get you started if you qualify.  ️

What home batteries are compatible?

  • Enphase
  • SolarEdge

Don't see your listed? Let us know and we'll get it added!

Here’s what you need to qualify: 

  • Be an active Octopus Energy customer (Or enroll to become one).
  • Own a battery we are compatible with.
  • NOT have a solar array that's used to charge your battery. You won't get credit for any exports to the grid, but you do get 50% off your energy rate that you pull from the grid.

Be a part of something bigger with Intelligent Octopus. If this sounds like your jam then join us and let’s change the world together.

Program FAQs

You will be billed at the 50% off rate based on your home's monthly consumption. Your battery must remain connected to receive the discount. If you disable your battery for more than 72 hours or consume more than 110% of your previous year's usage, you will be billed at the non-discounted rate.

No! You only pay for the power you consume. We cover the cost of charging the battery for the power sent back to the grid.

The program is only open to Octopus Energy customers that have a compatible battery system that can import from the grid and is not connected to solar panels. We'll have a product that works with solar panels + a battery soon, tap the link below to join our waitlist.

Signing up is easy! You’ll first need to be an Octopus Energy customer to participate. Then, just submit your interest and if you meet the program criteria, we’ll get you synced with our team to get you enrolled.

Right now, Intelligent Octopus for home batteries is available only for Enphase and SolarEdge owners.

The grid is ever changing. Sometimes the grid needs short bursts of power to stabilize. Sometimes it's longer. We can't guarantee a specific threshold, but if power ever goes down in your neighborhood, you can use any portion of the battery that is in the battery at that time.

By enrolling, you're giving Octopus Energy control of your battery. If you want to manage your battery manually, you can opt out any time! However, if you choose to opt out, you’ll lose your Intelligent Octopus rate discount.

The program is available to both new and existing customers! Customers will need to be on an Octopus plan to take part, and have a connected battery.

The short answer is no, but you gain that same monetary value from your exports through the 50% discount.

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