Octopus Energy Group has announced it is launching its green tariff, ‘Fan Club’ in the US and Germany.
The Fan Club tariff was first launched in the UK in January 2021 and offers households that live locally to wind turbines a discount of up to 50% on their energy rates.
By expanding the Fan Club tariff, it will allow customers in parts of South Texas to receive the same discount on their electricity bills thanks to wind power – which makes up 45% of Texas’s grid generation. Octopus said this will be a first for the USA .
Following it’s first renewable deal in Germany last year, Octopus will also grant customers that live near certain wind farms in the Brandenburg region in the north east and Rhineland-Palatinate in the southwest of Germany the same tariff.
The launch means that Octopus’ Fan Club is now live in three of 14 countries the company operates in with hopes to create 2,000 Fan Clubs in total globally by 2030.
“We first launched the Fan Club in the UK to revolutionise the current system of renewable generation – and it’s a massive milestone for us to now expand it into the US and Germany,” said Zosia North-Bond, CEO of Octopus Energy Generation.
“The Fan Club shows for the first time that people can directly benefit from cheaper bills when the wind is blowing locally and there’s an abundance of green electrons in the grid. We’ve been blown away by the positive response and we’ve got big plans to launch new fans and provide cheap green energy to more people globally.”
Wind power has seen increasing support from the public, according to Octopus, with over 18,000 requests received for wind turbines by the company’s ‘Winder’ tech platform that an provide cheaper electricity.