Kraken opens UK’s first EnTech superhub in Manchester

Energy platform Kraken has launched the UK’s first energy tech superhub in Manchester in a move to turbocharge the green energy revolution in the UK.
Kraken opens UK’s first EnTech superhub in Manchester
Courtesy of Kraken.

The cutting-edge ‘Kraken Tech Centre’ will house engineering teams and work as a testing hub for integrating third-party devices with Kraken.

Kraken connects the entire energy value chain and is the technology behind many global energy giants, including Octopus Energy, Tokyo Gas, Origin Energy and E.ON. The company’s new EnTech superhub will empower partners to boost their products’ usability and expand their reach to more customers, homes and businesses by integrating with Kraken.

The powerhouse will be a melting pot of global leaders in clean tech, bringing together some of the world’s biggest names in e-mobility, EV charging, heat pump and home batteries.

Kraken has already secured over a dozen partners for the launch, including automotive leaders BYD and Ford, battery pioneers Tesla, Enphase Energy, SolarEdge, GivEnergy, EV charge point players Indra Renewable Technologies, Hypervolt, Ohme and Myenergi, as well as heat pump providers Mitsubishi Electric and Daikin.

By integrating with Kraken, clean tech devices such as EVs and heat pumps can draw power from the grid when it is cheapest and greenest and export back when prices are higher – creating a smarter, more efficient system that slashes bills for consumers.

The new Kraken connectivity centre is located in the historic Pariser Building in central Manchester, and takes design inspiration from the famous Hacienda nightclub. It will serve as an additional home to over 200 Kraken employees based in the city.

“Our new EnTech superhub is a game-changer for the UK's renewable ambitions, and will speed up the country’s transformation into a clean energy superpower” said Devrim Celal, CEO of Kraken Technologies. “Manchester is on track to becoming the ‘Silicon Valley for Energy Tech’. With this facility, we're not just laying the groundwork for a greener, smarter energy system – we’re creating a more sustainable and affordable future for all.”

Octopus Energy Group first arrived in Manchester in 2020 with the acquisition of Upside Energy, now the flexibility arm of Kraken. The company’s main office is located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, where it employs nearly 600 people across technology, flexibility and customer operations roles.

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