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4 per cent price drop for prepayment energy customers

By OVO Energy Monday 25 January 2016

OVO today announces a reduction to its Pay As You Go energy prices following a downturn in wholesale commodity costs for gas. The move sees a 4% drop to the supplier’s variable PAYG tariff resulting in an average saving of £48 per year. Following the price change, which goes live on 9th March, OVO’s headline price for a dual fuel customer on its PAYG energy tariff will be £1,054 (down from £1,102). 

As part of this price decrease, OVO has reduced and aligned its annual standing charges from £116 (gas) and £126 (electricity) to £85.50 (pre VAT).

Following this move, OVO will offer the cheapest prepayment dual fuel tariff on the market, which is, on average over £100 cheaper than the average Big Six PAYG Variable Tariff.

OVO reviews its prices on a regular basis and has a strong track record of cost-reflective pricing and passing back savings to customers whenever possible. These principles sit at the heart of the company’s promise to customers that the deal they are getting from OVO will always be fair, transparent and as competitive as possible. 
 
The price changes take effect at 00.01 on 09 March 2016.
 
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For more information please contact

Camilla Rigby / T: 07713434250


Notes
Customers on a PAYG gas only tariff will benefit further, as the company drops gas prices by 21% resulting in an average saving of £100 per year. OVO’s price for a prepayment gas only customer will be £482. 

 

Some customers could see their costs increase. Whilst the company has seen a reduction in wholesale electricity costs, an increase in social, environmental and renewable obligations, as well as network transmission and distribution charges has resulted in a rise of 11% on current PAYG electricity prices. OVO remains the cheapest dual fuel prepayment tariff on the market. 

 

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1Monthly cost - Representative monthly direct debit costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas) paying in advance by direct debit, including online discount.  All rates correct as of 23/08/16, but may go up or down.

2Weekly cost - Representative weekly costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas).  All rates correct as of 23/08/16, but may go up or down.

3Pay Monthly Savings are based on the average estimated annual costs for new PAYM OVO customers quoted through the OVO website (based on household and/or consumption information provided by those customers), compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/01/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT. Actual savings may vary according to your current supplier or tariff, individual tariff options, household information, consumption and location.

4Pay As You Go Savings are based on the average estimated annual costs for new PAYG OVO customers quoted through the OVO website (based on household and/or consumption information provided by those customers), compared to their current supplier and tariff. Comparisons taken between 01/01/2016 and 11/10/16. Incl VAT. Actual savings may vary according to your current supplier or tariff, individual tariff options, household information, consumption and location. 

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