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Ostrom is TÜV Nord Certified

Here at Ostrom, we work hard to ensure we’re contributing towards the energy transition every day. This is why, since we started in April 2021, we’ve only supplied our customers with 100% green energy—no compromises, just renewables.

Ostrom

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1

min read

Ostrom Wins World's Best Challenger Brand at Charge Awards

Ostrom wins big at the Charge Awards 2022 event in Reykjavik, Iceland — winning the World's Best Challenger Brand among a competitive field of energy companies.

Ostrom

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2

min read

Tech Team Profile

As of October, the Tech team is made up of eight individuals from six different countries.

Ostrom

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3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment September 2022

Ostrom has always offered a flexible tariff with no minimum contract period and 100% green energy. We continue to sell electricity at purchase price and only charge a monthly basic fee of 6€. Therefore, Ostrom does not profit from the rising electricity prices, as the purchase price for us also increases by the same amount as for our customers. In fact, we have decided not to pass the peak August prices to protect you, our customers, from the worst of the crisis so far.

Ostrom

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2

min read

Marketing Team Profile

Currently, there is a strong focus on building a solid foundation of organic marketing. This is done through interesting Instagram/LinkedIn content pieces and entertaining TikTok and Reel videos.

People

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2

min read

Operations Team Profile

As of September, the Operations team is made up of seven individuals. Of the seven, 70% are female with five full-time and two working students.

Energy

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5

min read

The Merit Order And How It Affects Electricity Prices

The Merit Order describes the Order, of which energy source gets used first – from the cheapest (renewables) to the most expensive (gas). The cheapest source of energy production always feeds in first. However, the Merit Order does not represent a legal law, but an economic law, that attempts to describe how the electricity price on the electricity market comes about.

Ostrom

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2

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: August 2022

Ostrom adapts to the market conditions. Ostrom still sells electricity at cost and customers remain flexible!

Ostrom

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3

min read

Why Diana Zur Löwen Invested In Ostrom

With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and Youtube, most people may know her through her social media posts. What you should know is that Diana is also an entrepreneur focused on sustainability and digitalization through her fund Rawr Ventures.

Energy

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5

min read

How Ostrom Is Driving The Energy Transition With Smart Meters

With the help of Smart Meters and variable tariffs, customers can benefit from the change in electricity costs during the day and therefore save money on their electricity bills.

Energy

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3

min read

Why A European Embargo Of Russian Gas Might Actually Lower Prices

The news is in - Russia once again is decreasing the gas flows to Europe to just 20% via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

Energy

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3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: July 2022

The situation remains uncertain. Russia reduced the gas supply through pipeline Stream 1 by 60% in mid-June due to a delay in maintenance. As a result, gas prices reached new record...

Energy

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5

min read

War in Europe and Its Impact on Current Energy Prices

Gas imports from Russia were reduced by 60% due to delayed maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in mid-June. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection declared the Gas Emergency Plan alert level on June 23, 2022.

Energy

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5

min read

3 Reasons Why Electricity Price Guarantees Are Actually More Expensive

Price Guarantee (Preisgarantie), even the term itself sounds reassuring. It’s one of those things that sound great in theory. As you’ll learn, it has become a way for traditional energy providers to keep their margins – literally at their customers’ expense. We should start thinking more of them as price lock-ins!

Ostrom

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3

min read

Ostrom June 2022 Update: Referral Leaderboards + Ostrom Hoodie Rewards

Save on your energy bill AND win an awesome Ostrom hoodie! On top of getting 35€ per referral as usual, the top 3 Ostrom referrers per quarter will win an Ostrom hoodie from us!

Energy

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2

min read

Goodbye and Farewell EEG levy - Ostrom Price Adjustment

The EEG levy abolishment, price fluctuations and the development of the Ostrom price.

Ostrom

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5

min read

Ostrom 1st Birthday: How It Started vs. How It's Going

Ostrom turns a year old today! A quick look back on what we've accomplished and our vision for the future.

Energy

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5

min read

Ostrom Signs New PPA with GETEC

Starting in the second half of 2022, Ostrom will purchase green power directly from Hannover-based energy service provider GETEC ENERGIE via PPAs.

Ostrom

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2

min read

Ostrom Price Decrease #1: February 2022

The energy market has recently cooled off from record highs and therefore electricity prices have started to fall. As promised, we will now also lower our prices and pass on the savings to you. Read more about our recent price decrease here!

Energy

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1

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: January 2022

Prices are still rising. We explain why we have to adjust our prices as well.

Ostrom

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5

min read

Ostrom Raises Seed Round, Bringing Total Funding to €4.4 Million

468 Capital, J12 Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Übermorgen Ventures, together with key angel investors, invest in Ostrom to scale its tech, team, and suite of energy products

Expat

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5

min read

How You Can Benefit From The New Fair Consumer Contracts Act

A new law was passed to protect your rights as a consumer. Find out what this means for you in this blog article.

Energy

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5

min read

When Energy Suppliers Go Bust: What Customers Need To Know

Due to increased energy prices, more and more electricity providers are going bankrupt. This post covers what you need to know as a customer if this happens to you, and how to ensure you don't end up overpaying for electricity.

Expat

A clock icon

5

min read

How To Get KfW Funding For An E-Car WallBox For Your Business

The German government offers companies a comprehensive funding program for e-car charging stations through its own investment and development bank (KfW). Here you can find out exactly what the program entails and how you can apply for it.

Environment

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom's Energy Saving Tips

We show you how to save electricity, money and do something good for the environment at the same time! Read our energy saving tips right in time for winter and rising prices :)

Energy

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9

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: November 2021

We, as well, have to adjust our prices due to current market fluctuations. We tell you more about our reasons, how we purchase electricity and what you can do.

Energy

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8

min read

The Ostrom Tariff Explained

Ever wondered how your electricity tariff is composed? Here's a quick explanation of how the Ostrom tariff is set up.

Energy

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9

min read

“The Real Deal”: Get Real Green Energy with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Always wanted to know what PPAs are? If yes, we have the answer to your question. No? Keep on reading about direct energy contracts, the concept behind it and how they impact climate change.

Expat

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4

min read

Know Your Consumer Rights For Your Electricity Contract

Consumer rights can be very confusing and even more so in a foreign country. Maybe you wonder what rights of special termination you got or you simply want to switch your provider, we try to help out and guide you through your consumer rights in Germany.

Energy

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6

min read

Are Green Energy Certificates Really Green?

It's often labeled "Ökostrom", but it isn't always Ökostrom. A short explanation of how the green energy certificate market works and why traditional energy provider can offer green tariffs without even doing anything for the environment.

Expat

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7

min read

Beginner’s Guide to the German Electricity Market

The energy market in Germany can be tricky and confusing - here is a guide to help you!

Energy

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4

min read

Here's how home office affects your electricity bill

Learn about three ways to lower your electricity bill at home during home office.

Environment

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5

min read

What the EU's tougher climate targets imply

The European Union has negotiated tighter climate targets, though the energy transition remains a sham in some areas.

Energy

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4

min read

How Christmas becomes cozy and green

Three tips how to lower your electricity bill on Christmas

Energy

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3

min read

How the electricity market developed in 2020

The impact of the pandemic on the rising share of renewable energy

Energy

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4

min read

Why customers won't benefit from switching portals

Discovering the reason for 9.7 million Germans changing their electricity provider

Environment

A clock icon

6

min read

This is how strong the e-bike trend is in Germany

How the pandemic fuelled the e-bike trend and why not all e-bikes are environmentally friendly

Ostrom

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5

min read

Why the name Ostrom?

Elinor Ostrom & The Tragedy of the Commons

Energy

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3

min read

Ostrom is TÜV Nord Certified

Here at Ostrom, we work hard to ensure we’re contributing towards the energy transition every day. This is why, since we started in April 2021, we’ve only supplied our customers with 100% green energy—no compromises, just renewables.

Ostrom

A clock icon

1

min read

Ostrom Wins World's Best Challenger Brand at Charge Awards

Ostrom wins big at the Charge Awards 2022 event in Reykjavik, Iceland — winning the World's Best Challenger Brand among a competitive field of energy companies.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Tech Team Profile

As of October, the Tech team is made up of eight individuals from six different countries.

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment September 2022

Ostrom has always offered a flexible tariff with no minimum contract period and 100% green energy. We continue to sell electricity at purchase price and only charge a monthly basic fee of 6€. Therefore, Ostrom does not profit from the rising electricity prices, as the purchase price for us also increases by the same amount as for our customers. In fact, we have decided not to pass the peak August prices to protect you, our customers, from the worst of the crisis so far.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Marketing Team Profile

Currently, there is a strong focus on building a solid foundation of organic marketing. This is done through interesting Instagram/LinkedIn content pieces and entertaining TikTok and Reel videos.

People

A clock icon

2

min read

Operations Team Profile

As of September, the Operations team is made up of seven individuals. Of the seven, 70% are female with five full-time and two working students.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

The Merit Order And How It Affects Electricity Prices

The Merit Order describes the Order, of which energy source gets used first – from the cheapest (renewables) to the most expensive (gas). The cheapest source of energy production always feeds in first. However, the Merit Order does not represent a legal law, but an economic law, that attempts to describe how the electricity price on the electricity market comes about.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: August 2022

Ostrom adapts to the market conditions. Ostrom still sells electricity at cost and customers remain flexible!

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Why Diana Zur Löwen Invested In Ostrom

With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and Youtube, most people may know her through her social media posts. What you should know is that Diana is also an entrepreneur focused on sustainability and digitalization through her fund Rawr Ventures.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

How Ostrom Is Driving The Energy Transition With Smart Meters

With the help of Smart Meters and variable tariffs, customers can benefit from the change in electricity costs during the day and therefore save money on their electricity bills.

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Why A European Embargo Of Russian Gas Might Actually Lower Prices

The news is in - Russia once again is decreasing the gas flows to Europe to just 20% via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: July 2022

The situation remains uncertain. Russia reduced the gas supply through pipeline Stream 1 by 60% in mid-June due to a delay in maintenance. As a result, gas prices reached new record...

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

War in Europe and Its Impact on Current Energy Prices

Gas imports from Russia were reduced by 60% due to delayed maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in mid-June. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection declared the Gas Emergency Plan alert level on June 23, 2022.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

3 Reasons Why Electricity Price Guarantees Are Actually More Expensive

Price Guarantee (Preisgarantie), even the term itself sounds reassuring. It’s one of those things that sound great in theory. As you’ll learn, it has become a way for traditional energy providers to keep their margins – literally at their customers’ expense. We should start thinking more of them as price lock-ins!

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom June 2022 Update: Referral Leaderboards + Ostrom Hoodie Rewards

Save on your energy bill AND win an awesome Ostrom hoodie! On top of getting 35€ per referral as usual, the top 3 Ostrom referrers per quarter will win an Ostrom hoodie from us!

Energy

A clock icon

2

min read

Goodbye and Farewell EEG levy - Ostrom Price Adjustment

The EEG levy abolishment, price fluctuations and the development of the Ostrom price.

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom 1st Birthday: How It Started vs. How It's Going

Ostrom turns a year old today! A quick look back on what we've accomplished and our vision for the future.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom Signs New PPA with GETEC

Starting in the second half of 2022, Ostrom will purchase green power directly from Hannover-based energy service provider GETEC ENERGIE via PPAs.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Ostrom Price Decrease #1: February 2022

The energy market has recently cooled off from record highs and therefore electricity prices have started to fall. As promised, we will now also lower our prices and pass on the savings to you. Read more about our recent price decrease here!

Energy

A clock icon

1

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: January 2022

Prices are still rising. We explain why we have to adjust our prices as well.

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom Raises Seed Round, Bringing Total Funding to €4.4 Million

468 Capital, J12 Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Übermorgen Ventures, together with key angel investors, invest in Ostrom to scale its tech, team, and suite of energy products

Expat

A clock icon

5

min read

How You Can Benefit From The New Fair Consumer Contracts Act

A new law was passed to protect your rights as a consumer. Find out what this means for you in this blog article.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

When Energy Suppliers Go Bust: What Customers Need To Know

Due to increased energy prices, more and more electricity providers are going bankrupt. This post covers what you need to know as a customer if this happens to you, and how to ensure you don't end up overpaying for electricity.

Expat

A clock icon

5

min read

How To Get KfW Funding For An E-Car WallBox For Your Business

The German government offers companies a comprehensive funding program for e-car charging stations through its own investment and development bank (KfW). Here you can find out exactly what the program entails and how you can apply for it.

Environment

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom's Energy Saving Tips

We show you how to save electricity, money and do something good for the environment at the same time! Read our energy saving tips right in time for winter and rising prices :)

Energy

A clock icon

9

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: November 2021

We, as well, have to adjust our prices due to current market fluctuations. We tell you more about our reasons, how we purchase electricity and what you can do.

Energy

A clock icon

8

min read

The Ostrom Tariff Explained

Ever wondered how your electricity tariff is composed? Here's a quick explanation of how the Ostrom tariff is set up.

Energy

A clock icon

9

min read

“The Real Deal”: Get Real Green Energy with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Always wanted to know what PPAs are? If yes, we have the answer to your question. No? Keep on reading about direct energy contracts, the concept behind it and how they impact climate change.

Expat

A clock icon

4

min read

Know Your Consumer Rights For Your Electricity Contract

Consumer rights can be very confusing and even more so in a foreign country. Maybe you wonder what rights of special termination you got or you simply want to switch your provider, we try to help out and guide you through your consumer rights in Germany.

Energy

A clock icon

6

min read

Are Green Energy Certificates Really Green?

It's often labeled "Ökostrom", but it isn't always Ökostrom. A short explanation of how the green energy certificate market works and why traditional energy provider can offer green tariffs without even doing anything for the environment.

Expat

A clock icon

7

min read

Beginner’s Guide to the German Electricity Market

The energy market in Germany can be tricky and confusing - here is a guide to help you!

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

Here's how home office affects your electricity bill

Learn about three ways to lower your electricity bill at home during home office.

Environment

A clock icon

5

min read

What the EU's tougher climate targets imply

The European Union has negotiated tighter climate targets, though the energy transition remains a sham in some areas.

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

How Christmas becomes cozy and green

Three tips how to lower your electricity bill on Christmas

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

How the electricity market developed in 2020

The impact of the pandemic on the rising share of renewable energy

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

Why customers won't benefit from switching portals

Discovering the reason for 9.7 million Germans changing their electricity provider

Environment

A clock icon

6

min read

This is how strong the e-bike trend is in Germany

How the pandemic fuelled the e-bike trend and why not all e-bikes are environmentally friendly

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Why the name Ostrom?

Elinor Ostrom & The Tragedy of the Commons

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom is TÜV Nord Certified

Here at Ostrom, we work hard to ensure we’re contributing towards the energy transition every day. This is why, since we started in April 2021, we’ve only supplied our customers with 100% green energy—no compromises, just renewables.

Ostrom

A clock icon

1

min read

Ostrom Wins World's Best Challenger Brand at Charge Awards

Ostrom wins big at the Charge Awards 2022 event in Reykjavik, Iceland — winning the World's Best Challenger Brand among a competitive field of energy companies.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Tech Team Profile

As of October, the Tech team is made up of eight individuals from six different countries.

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment September 2022

Ostrom has always offered a flexible tariff with no minimum contract period and 100% green energy. We continue to sell electricity at purchase price and only charge a monthly basic fee of 6€. Therefore, Ostrom does not profit from the rising electricity prices, as the purchase price for us also increases by the same amount as for our customers. In fact, we have decided not to pass the peak August prices to protect you, our customers, from the worst of the crisis so far.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Marketing Team Profile

Currently, there is a strong focus on building a solid foundation of organic marketing. This is done through interesting Instagram/LinkedIn content pieces and entertaining TikTok and Reel videos.

People

A clock icon

2

min read

Operations Team Profile

As of September, the Operations team is made up of seven individuals. Of the seven, 70% are female with five full-time and two working students.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

The Merit Order And How It Affects Electricity Prices

The Merit Order describes the Order, of which energy source gets used first – from the cheapest (renewables) to the most expensive (gas). The cheapest source of energy production always feeds in first. However, the Merit Order does not represent a legal law, but an economic law, that attempts to describe how the electricity price on the electricity market comes about.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: August 2022

Ostrom adapts to the market conditions. Ostrom still sells electricity at cost and customers remain flexible!

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Why Diana Zur Löwen Invested In Ostrom

With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and Youtube, most people may know her through her social media posts. What you should know is that Diana is also an entrepreneur focused on sustainability and digitalization through her fund Rawr Ventures.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

How Ostrom Is Driving The Energy Transition With Smart Meters

With the help of Smart Meters and variable tariffs, customers can benefit from the change in electricity costs during the day and therefore save money on their electricity bills.

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Why A European Embargo Of Russian Gas Might Actually Lower Prices

The news is in - Russia once again is decreasing the gas flows to Europe to just 20% via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: July 2022

The situation remains uncertain. Russia reduced the gas supply through pipeline Stream 1 by 60% in mid-June due to a delay in maintenance. As a result, gas prices reached new record...

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

War in Europe and Its Impact on Current Energy Prices

Gas imports from Russia were reduced by 60% due to delayed maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in mid-June. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection declared the Gas Emergency Plan alert level on June 23, 2022.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

3 Reasons Why Electricity Price Guarantees Are Actually More Expensive

Price Guarantee (Preisgarantie), even the term itself sounds reassuring. It’s one of those things that sound great in theory. As you’ll learn, it has become a way for traditional energy providers to keep their margins – literally at their customers’ expense. We should start thinking more of them as price lock-ins!

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom June 2022 Update: Referral Leaderboards + Ostrom Hoodie Rewards

Save on your energy bill AND win an awesome Ostrom hoodie! On top of getting 35€ per referral as usual, the top 3 Ostrom referrers per quarter will win an Ostrom hoodie from us!

Energy

A clock icon

2

min read

Goodbye and Farewell EEG levy - Ostrom Price Adjustment

The EEG levy abolishment, price fluctuations and the development of the Ostrom price.

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom 1st Birthday: How It Started vs. How It's Going

Ostrom turns a year old today! A quick look back on what we've accomplished and our vision for the future.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom Signs New PPA with GETEC

Starting in the second half of 2022, Ostrom will purchase green power directly from Hannover-based energy service provider GETEC ENERGIE via PPAs.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Ostrom Price Decrease #1: February 2022

The energy market has recently cooled off from record highs and therefore electricity prices have started to fall. As promised, we will now also lower our prices and pass on the savings to you. Read more about our recent price decrease here!

Energy

A clock icon

1

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: January 2022

Prices are still rising. We explain why we have to adjust our prices as well.

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom Raises Seed Round, Bringing Total Funding to €4.4 Million

468 Capital, J12 Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Übermorgen Ventures, together with key angel investors, invest in Ostrom to scale its tech, team, and suite of energy products

Expat

A clock icon

5

min read

How You Can Benefit From The New Fair Consumer Contracts Act

A new law was passed to protect your rights as a consumer. Find out what this means for you in this blog article.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

When Energy Suppliers Go Bust: What Customers Need To Know

Due to increased energy prices, more and more electricity providers are going bankrupt. This post covers what you need to know as a customer if this happens to you, and how to ensure you don't end up overpaying for electricity.

Expat

A clock icon

5

min read

How To Get KfW Funding For An E-Car WallBox For Your Business

The German government offers companies a comprehensive funding program for e-car charging stations through its own investment and development bank (KfW). Here you can find out exactly what the program entails and how you can apply for it.

Environment

A clock icon

5

min read

Ostrom's Energy Saving Tips

We show you how to save electricity, money and do something good for the environment at the same time! Read our energy saving tips right in time for winter and rising prices :)

Energy

A clock icon

9

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: November 2021

We, as well, have to adjust our prices due to current market fluctuations. We tell you more about our reasons, how we purchase electricity and what you can do.

Energy

A clock icon

8

min read

The Ostrom Tariff Explained

Ever wondered how your electricity tariff is composed? Here's a quick explanation of how the Ostrom tariff is set up.

Energy

A clock icon

9

min read

“The Real Deal”: Get Real Green Energy with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Always wanted to know what PPAs are? If yes, we have the answer to your question. No? Keep on reading about direct energy contracts, the concept behind it and how they impact climate change.

Expat

A clock icon

4

min read

Know Your Consumer Rights For Your Electricity Contract

Consumer rights can be very confusing and even more so in a foreign country. Maybe you wonder what rights of special termination you got or you simply want to switch your provider, we try to help out and guide you through your consumer rights in Germany.

Energy

A clock icon

6

min read

Are Green Energy Certificates Really Green?

It's often labeled "Ökostrom", but it isn't always Ökostrom. A short explanation of how the green energy certificate market works and why traditional energy provider can offer green tariffs without even doing anything for the environment.

Expat

A clock icon

7

min read

Beginner’s Guide to the German Electricity Market

The energy market in Germany can be tricky and confusing - here is a guide to help you!

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

Here's how home office affects your electricity bill

Learn about three ways to lower your electricity bill at home during home office.

Environment

A clock icon

5

min read

What the EU's tougher climate targets imply

The European Union has negotiated tighter climate targets, though the energy transition remains a sham in some areas.

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

How Christmas becomes cozy and green

Three tips how to lower your electricity bill on Christmas

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

How the electricity market developed in 2020

The impact of the pandemic on the rising share of renewable energy

Energy

A clock icon

4

min read

Why customers won't benefit from switching portals

Discovering the reason for 9.7 million Germans changing their electricity provider

Environment

A clock icon

6

min read

This is how strong the e-bike trend is in Germany

How the pandemic fuelled the e-bike trend and why not all e-bikes are environmentally friendly

Ostrom

A clock icon

5

min read

Why the name Ostrom?

Elinor Ostrom & The Tragedy of the Commons

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom is TÜV Nord Certified

Here at Ostrom, we work hard to ensure we’re contributing towards the energy transition every day. This is why, since we started in April 2021, we’ve only supplied our customers with 100% green energy—no compromises, just renewables.

Ostrom

A clock icon

1

min read

Ostrom Wins World's Best Challenger Brand at Charge Awards

Ostrom wins big at the Charge Awards 2022 event in Reykjavik, Iceland — winning the World's Best Challenger Brand among a competitive field of energy companies.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Tech Team Profile

As of October, the Tech team is made up of eight individuals from six different countries.

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment September 2022

Ostrom has always offered a flexible tariff with no minimum contract period and 100% green energy. We continue to sell electricity at purchase price and only charge a monthly basic fee of 6€. Therefore, Ostrom does not profit from the rising electricity prices, as the purchase price for us also increases by the same amount as for our customers. In fact, we have decided not to pass the peak August prices to protect you, our customers, from the worst of the crisis so far.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Marketing Team Profile

Currently, there is a strong focus on building a solid foundation of organic marketing. This is done through interesting Instagram/LinkedIn content pieces and entertaining TikTok and Reel videos.

People

A clock icon

2

min read

Operations Team Profile

As of September, the Operations team is made up of seven individuals. Of the seven, 70% are female with five full-time and two working students.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

The Merit Order And How It Affects Electricity Prices

The Merit Order describes the Order, of which energy source gets used first – from the cheapest (renewables) to the most expensive (gas). The cheapest source of energy production always feeds in first. However, the Merit Order does not represent a legal law, but an economic law, that attempts to describe how the electricity price on the electricity market comes about.

Ostrom

A clock icon

2

min read

Ostrom Price Adjustment: August 2022

Ostrom adapts to the market conditions. Ostrom still sells electricity at cost and customers remain flexible!

Ostrom

A clock icon

3

min read

Why Diana Zur Löwen Invested In Ostrom

With over 1.5 million followers on Instagram and Youtube, most people may know her through her social media posts. What you should know is that Diana is also an entrepreneur focused on sustainability and digitalization through her fund Rawr Ventures.

Energy

A clock icon

5

min read

How Ostrom Is Driving The Energy Transition With Smart Meters

With the help of Smart Meters and variable tariffs, customers can benefit from the change in electricity costs during the day and therefore save money on their electricity bills.

Energy

A clock icon

3

min read

Why A European Embargo Of Russian Gas Might Actually Lower Prices

The news is in - Russia once again is decreasing the gas flows to Europe to just 20% via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

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Ostrom Price Adjustment: July 2022

The situation remains uncertain. Russia reduced the gas supply through pipeline Stream 1 by 60% in mid-June due to a delay in maintenance. As a result, gas prices reached new record...

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War in Europe and Its Impact on Current Energy Prices

Gas imports from Russia were reduced by 60% due to delayed maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in mid-June. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection declared the Gas Emergency Plan alert level on June 23, 2022.

Energy

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3 Reasons Why Electricity Price Guarantees Are Actually More Expensive

Price Guarantee (Preisgarantie), even the term itself sounds reassuring. It’s one of those things that sound great in theory. As you’ll learn, it has become a way for traditional energy providers to keep their margins – literally at their customers’ expense. We should start thinking more of them as price lock-ins!

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Ostrom June 2022 Update: Referral Leaderboards + Ostrom Hoodie Rewards

Save on your energy bill AND win an awesome Ostrom hoodie! On top of getting 35€ per referral as usual, the top 3 Ostrom referrers per quarter will win an Ostrom hoodie from us!

Energy

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Goodbye and Farewell EEG levy - Ostrom Price Adjustment

The EEG levy abolishment, price fluctuations and the development of the Ostrom price.

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Ostrom 1st Birthday: How It Started vs. How It's Going

Ostrom turns a year old today! A quick look back on what we've accomplished and our vision for the future.

Energy

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Ostrom Signs New PPA with GETEC

Starting in the second half of 2022, Ostrom will purchase green power directly from Hannover-based energy service provider GETEC ENERGIE via PPAs.

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Ostrom Price Decrease #1: February 2022

The energy market has recently cooled off from record highs and therefore electricity prices have started to fall. As promised, we will now also lower our prices and pass on the savings to you. Read more about our recent price decrease here!

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Ostrom Price Adjustment: January 2022

Prices are still rising. We explain why we have to adjust our prices as well.

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Ostrom Raises Seed Round, Bringing Total Funding to €4.4 Million

468 Capital, J12 Ventures, Global Founders Capital and Übermorgen Ventures, together with key angel investors, invest in Ostrom to scale its tech, team, and suite of energy products

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How You Can Benefit From The New Fair Consumer Contracts Act

A new law was passed to protect your rights as a consumer. Find out what this means for you in this blog article.

Energy

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When Energy Suppliers Go Bust: What Customers Need To Know

Due to increased energy prices, more and more electricity providers are going bankrupt. This post covers what you need to know as a customer if this happens to you, and how to ensure you don't end up overpaying for electricity.

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How To Get KfW Funding For An E-Car WallBox For Your Business

The German government offers companies a comprehensive funding program for e-car charging stations through its own investment and development bank (KfW). Here you can find out exactly what the program entails and how you can apply for it.

Environment

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Ostrom's Energy Saving Tips

We show you how to save electricity, money and do something good for the environment at the same time! Read our energy saving tips right in time for winter and rising prices :)

Energy

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Ostrom Price Adjustment: November 2021

We, as well, have to adjust our prices due to current market fluctuations. We tell you more about our reasons, how we purchase electricity and what you can do.

Energy

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The Ostrom Tariff Explained

Ever wondered how your electricity tariff is composed? Here's a quick explanation of how the Ostrom tariff is set up.

Energy

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“The Real Deal”: Get Real Green Energy with Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Always wanted to know what PPAs are? If yes, we have the answer to your question. No? Keep on reading about direct energy contracts, the concept behind it and how they impact climate change.

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Know Your Consumer Rights For Your Electricity Contract

Consumer rights can be very confusing and even more so in a foreign country. Maybe you wonder what rights of special termination you got or you simply want to switch your provider, we try to help out and guide you through your consumer rights in Germany.

Energy

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Are Green Energy Certificates Really Green?

It's often labeled "Ökostrom", but it isn't always Ökostrom. A short explanation of how the green energy certificate market works and why traditional energy provider can offer green tariffs without even doing anything for the environment.

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Beginner’s Guide to the German Electricity Market

The energy market in Germany can be tricky and confusing - here is a guide to help you!

Energy

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Here's how home office affects your electricity bill

Learn about three ways to lower your electricity bill at home during home office.

Environment

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What the EU's tougher climate targets imply

The European Union has negotiated tighter climate targets, though the energy transition remains a sham in some areas.

Energy

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How Christmas becomes cozy and green

Three tips how to lower your electricity bill on Christmas

Energy

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How the electricity market developed in 2020

The impact of the pandemic on the rising share of renewable energy

Energy

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Why customers won't benefit from switching portals

Discovering the reason for 9.7 million Germans changing their electricity provider

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This is how strong the e-bike trend is in Germany

How the pandemic fuelled the e-bike trend and why not all e-bikes are environmentally friendly

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Why the name Ostrom?

Elinor Ostrom & The Tragedy of the Commons