UK-based clean energy provider Octopus Energy Group announced has announced that it has received $800 million additional investment from its existing shareholders, aimed at accelerating the company’s clean energy growth.
Launched in 2016, Octopus Energy Group is now made up of 10 businesses across 18 countries, serving over 7 million customers. The new investment values the company at nearly $8 billion, up 60% from its prior 2021 investment round.
Octopus Energy said that the investment will be used to accelerate its international growth, and the expansion of low carbon technologies, especially heat pumps.
Greg Jackson, Founder of Octopus Energy Group, said:
“Octopus Energy’s focus on customer service and technology has not only driven us to market leadership in UK power, but we’ve built the UK’s leading specialist electric vehicle leasing business, in just two years we’ve almost doubled our renewable generation portfolio to $7.6bn (£6bn), and tripled the contracted accounts on our technology platform Kraken from 17 million to 52 million.”
Participating investors in the funding round included Australian and Japanese energy companies Origin Energy and Tokyo Gas, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments), and sustainability-focused investor Generation Investment Management.
Bill Rogers, Global Head of Sustainable Energies at CPP Investments, said:
“Octopus’ global footprint has scaled significantly, led by the company’s exceptional team, leading Kraken technology platform and innovative customer proposition. We’re delighted to further our investment in Octopus and enable the expansion of their future energy solutions to many more customers around the world.”