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Hello,
we’re OVO

We’re an energy supplier on a journey to zero carbon with our members

We launched in 2009 to make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Since then we’ve welcomed over a million members, planted a million trees, and set our sights on helping save the planet.

Home energy is an amazing tool to fight the climate crisis with. On average it makes up 26% of your carbon footprint1. So if we all cut this to zero, we could create huge positive change, together.

We’re building a supportive zero carbon team – and bringing everyone the green energy, technology and guidance they need to make change happen. And, to lead by example, we’re committed to becoming a net zero carbon business by 2030.

You can read more about our sustainability plans, here.

We’ve come a long, long way since 2009

Here are some of our highlights from the last 10 years! The awards we like best are the ones that were voted for by the people who matter most, OVO members.

2009
We start life in a barn in the Cotswolds

with just a phone, kitchen table, and a few friends.

...and we call ourselves ‘OVO’
meaning ‘new beginnings’ in Latin.
2010
We introduce 3% Interest Rewards
and are the first energy company to do so.
2011
We’re voted No. 1

in the Which? Customer Satisfaction Survey

Our founder Stephen appears in Parliament
to champion fairer energy for consumers.
2012
We recruit our 100,000th member
and celebrate with a Mexican-themed party.
2013
Our first smart meter
is installed by our engineer Richard in London on 23rd July.
2014
We start OVO Foundation

our charitable arm that fights inequality.

Uswitch Awards
we win 10 out of 12 categories.
2015
We’re the first supplier
to remove coal and nuclear from our fuel mix.
2016
OVO Gives Back launches

a charitable volunteering initiative for our teams.

We win World’s Best Energy Brand
and we were incredibly proud.
2017
We’re the UK’s 20th best employer
in Sunday Times’ ‘Best Companies to Work For’ list.
2018
We install the world’s first
domestic vehicle-to-grid EV charger.
2019
We win Uswitch Supplier of the Year

for the 4th time in 5 years.

We launch Plan Zero
Our plan to drive progress to net zero carbon living
2020
We welcome SSE

and over 3.5 million new members to the OVO family!

We plant our 1 millionth tree
through the I Dig Trees programme.

We’re not just asking you to aim for zero – we’re joining you!

Change takes all of us. So we’ve committed to being a net zero carbon business by 2030, while helping members like you halve your carbon footprint at the same time. We’ll get this done by managing our emissions as an organisation, and helping you to do the same.

We call it Plan Zero, and we’re not doing it alone. All the companies in the OVO family are working towards the same goals.

The journey to zero carbon is about more than just renewable energy. It’s about changing the way we use energy in our homes and beyond them. And new technologies will help us.

That’s why we’re crunching smart meter data into easy, personalised actions, turning electric vehicles into power stations with clever chargers, keeping you cosy with energy-efficient heaters – and developing lots of new tech for the future.

When you join OVO, you join a team of us making small changes to our energy use to help build a sustainable energy system of the future.

By choosing to donate to our charity, OVO Foundation, our members are making change happen.

We match every donation and use the money to develop projects around the world. From installing solar panels in Kenyan health clinics, to giving homeless young people in Bristol a home to live in. We want to give young people everywhere a sustainable future.

We’ve also planted over a million carbon-fighting trees in towns and cities across the UK, through our I Dig Trees programme2. A number that keeps on growing...

Terms and conditions

1This is an average amount and excludes emissions from things that you cannot directly control such as supporting the NHS, defence, government bodies, etc. 

2We plant 3 trees for every OVO Beyond Member through our award-winning I Dig Trees programme with The Conservation Volunteers. Tree planting can help to reduce carbon emissions by absorbing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Between April 2018 to March 2019 we planted at least 156,000 trees, bringing the total number to over 1,000,000 trees planted since 2015.

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