Octopus Energy fires up heat pump rollout with new installer partnership programme

Octopus Energy has launched a nationwide programme to turbocharge the installation of heat pumps, solar and battery energy storage systems, using a network of trusted local installers to deliver the installs that Octopus cannot deliver themselves directly at the moment.
Octopus Energy fires up heat pump rollout with new installer partnership programme
Greg Jackson

The scheme, known officially as the ‘Octopus Trusted Partners’ programme, has the added advantage that it will support local businesses. It was launched at the InstallerSHOW 2024 in Birmingham 27th June.

Octopus has rapidly expanded its heat pump activities since entering the market in 2021. It is now the UK's leading heat pump installer, following the successful launch of its own air-source heat pump – the ‘Cosy 6’ – last year.

However, demand for heat pumps has increased 20-fold over the past year. The new partnership programme will refer customers to trusted local installers for clean tech installations that Octopus deliver themselves, thereby ensuring customers can access cost-saving heating products faster while creating new business opportunities for local installers.

The programme will build a network of trusted and verified installers authorised to install Octopus products, getting more money-saving tech in people’s homes quicker.

“As an entrepreneur, I’m in awe of anyone who gets up each day to run their own business” said Greg Jackson, Founder of Octopus Energy. “As the largest installer of heat pumps in the UK, we’re committed to bringing clean heating to as many homes as possible – but we can’t do it alone.”

One of the partners is Heat Geek, automatically giving all installers on the Heat Geek network access to the enhanced referral benefit and the ability to receive leads from Octopus. The partnership empowers the largest community of independent installers to engage in the heat pump market and equips them with the training and tools needed to design and install heat pump systems to the highest quality level.

Over 2,000 heating engineers have used Heat Geek's multi-award winning training platform already, with more joining every day.

Octopus has reduced the UK’s cheapest smart heat pump tariff ‘Cosy Octopus’ even further, adding a third off-peak window to the tariff. All three windows are priced roughly 50 percent below the price cap. This means that an average heat pump customer can save £315 a year on heating costs compared to a customer with a gas boiler on an SVT.

“Decarbonising home heating is absolutely critical if we are to tackle climate change” added Aadil Qureshi, CEO of Heat Geek. “Octopus has done an incredible job of making homeowners aware of heat pumps and drive up adoption. We share their belief that no customer who wants a heat pump end up with a boiler. That’s why we’re delighted to add Heat Geek to their trusted network of installers.”

Octopus has already invested over £50 million to speed up the rollout of heat pumps. Its ‘Cosy 6’ is designed and manufactured in the UK. Octopus also built an R&D and engineer training centre for heat pumps in Slough – the first of its kind in the country.

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