Octopus and National Grid join forces to upgrade homes to three-phase electric as part of heat pump and EV charger rollout

Octopus Energy Trains Heat-Pump Installation Teams At Facility In Slough
Octopus Energy and National Grid hope the collaboration will help reduce wait times by at least 10 weeks (Image credit: Getty Images)

Octopus Energy and the National Grid have combined forces to improve the installation process for renewable energies.

The joint venture will mean local electric grids will be assessed on the demand new technologies make to the area before installation and homes will also be assessed to see if they require upgrading to three-phase electricity to cope with the increased strain on households.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.