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Green Electricity

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Whether you’re thinking about joining OVO or looking to upgrade your current plan, you can choose 100% renewable electricity1 whenever you like with Green Electricity.
 

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Go green for just £5 a month


We think that doing your bit for the environment should be easy. That’s why we’ve made it possible for you to pick your favourite plan, and upgrade it to 100% renewable electricity1 – any time you like. Whether your plan is fixed rate or variable, you can enjoy total flexibility with our Green Electricity upgrade

Upgrade anytime. Cancel whenever.

Only £5 extra per month

On top of your monthly bill. It doesn’t take much to start changing the world.

100% renewable electricity1

Power your home differently, with electricity from sustainable sources – like wind off the Scottish coast or solar from sunny Spain.

5 trees planted on your behalf 2

Make the UK’s community spaces greener, through an initiative that’s planted over 700,000 trees so far.

A stake in the future

Support technologies that allow more renewable electricity generation, so we can build a greener, more sustainable energy system for the future.

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Green up


We’ve made it really easy: you can add your upgrade to (or remove it from) your online account at any time. No contracts. Just simple planet-friendly energy.
 

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Together we'll plant half a million trees

We all know that climate change can’t be solved overnight – or with a magic wand. But if we each commit to making a few small changes – together, we can take giant leaps towards a healthier planet. 

We’ve been planting trees on behalf of our Green Electricity members since 2015, with local schools, communities and volunteers through our I Dig Trees programme. We’ve planted over 700,000 trees so far. And that’s just the beginning.

That’s a whole carbon-fighting forest, right there.

Frequently Asked Questions

All our energy plans give you 33% renewable electricity – as standard4. The Green Electricity upgrade rockets that to 100%.

It’s super flexible too – you can simply add or drop it from your plan, anytime you like. For just £5 a month, it gives you all this:

  • 100% renewable electricity – from renewable sources like wind, solar and hydro.

  • 5 carbon-fighting trees planted on your behalf in the UK – through our I Dig Trees programme.5

  • You’ll also be doing your bit to help build a greener, more sustainable energy system in the UK.

Want to know more? Take a peek here to see where our energy comes from.

As long as you want it to. And if you change your mind, you can cancel it in your online account (we’ll remove it from your account the following month). Easy.

It depends on the day you get your bills usually. So the upgrade might not appear until the month after you’ve added it.

 

It’s simple: you’ll do our planet one big favour. It’s not just that you’ll protect the environment by using 100% renewable electricity, we’ll also plant 5 carbon-fighting trees on your behalf in the UK5 – every year you choose to be green. 

Plus, you’ll help build a greener, more sustainable energy system. It’s a win-win for everybody.

We’ll give you a heads-up if that happens.

Remember, you can always check if you’ve got the upgrade – it’ll show in your online account. And any changes to this will appear on your bills.

If we stop supplying your energy, you’ll stop paying for your Green Electricity too. Just tell us when you move out – via your online account.

We take payments in advance for the upcoming month, so if you’re leaving midway through you’ll still pay for the whole month.

We’d be sad to see you go. But if you choose to leave, of course you won’t pay for the upgrade anymore.

You can cancel it whenever – in your online account. When you do, we’ll adjust your Direct Debit – to match your new monthly amount.

It’s a mix of green sources including wind, solar, geothermal and hydro. Hit this to find out more.

 

Even if you’re paying for 100% renewable electricity, we can’t guarantee that the electricity coming into your home is from a renewable source – no supplier can do that. That’s because it all gets pooled in the National Grid – dirty and green alike.

Think about the National Grid like a motorway where cars (electricity) come on at different junctions (various sources) and leave at different exits (homes and offices). Once electricity is in the grid, there’s no way of knowing where it came from. But when you choose 100% renewable electricity, you’re keeping more ‘green’ cars on the ‘energy motorway’ – and help us get to a greener future – together, faster.

So even though it’s impossible to know if the electricity that ends up in your home is from a renewable source – we can guarantee that every unit you use will be replaced on the network by a unit of renewably sourced electricity. Read more about how we do this here.

They’re the certificates that show we’re getting our electricity from renewable sources when we say we are.

Ofgem, the energy regulator, gives out one REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) certificate per megawatt hour of renewable electricity that we supply. The same goes for GoOs (Guarantees of Origin). These come from European participants in the Association of Issuing Bodies. Read more about REGOs here.

Because we like to keep things simple. We don’t want to lock you into long contracts or charge different amounts each month depending on how much energy you use. 

That’s why you only pay £5 a month for the Green Electricity upgrade – no matter what, when or how. And you can opt in and out anytime – without having to pick a new plan.

You want to stay with us? Lucky us. You want to keep your upgrade after? Lucky you – consider it done. Your Green Electricity isn’t tied to your contract, and it’s all yours – until you want to cancel it.

One is a plan, another is an upgrade. Greener Energy is a 12-month fixed-rate plan that brings you 100% renewable energy (the cost of which is included in your plan’s unit rates).

The Green Electricity upgrade is different. It also gives you 100% renewable electricity, but it’s an extra that can be added to any of our other energy plans.

Definitely. But remember, if you still have time left on your Greener Energy contract, you might need to pay exit fees. So, it’s best to wait until it’s time to renew.

Anytime – if you’re already with us. If you’re about to join, you can choose Green Electricity when coming onboard (just add it to your energy plan when signing up).

Go for it. It’s just as easy to get it (and cancel it) as your Green Electricity. And it costs the same. Just £5 a month. Here’s more on this.

You’ll be a real carbon-kicking hero. It’s just £8 to get both, and you can choose our Green bundle in your online account. 

Or, why not save yourself £2 a month and choose OVO BeyondBETA? It’s our latest upgrade that brings you the green energy and technology you need to supercharge your journey towards zero carbon, save energy and shrink your bills by up to 10%6.

It’s just £6 a month. You’ll not only get 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-neutral gas, but all this:

  • 3 carbon-fighting trees, planted on your behalf every year.7

  • Personalised energy insights, from Energy Spotlights. 

  • Energy-saving actions from our Zero In tool.

Plus, all OVO members can get boiler breakdown and home emergency cover with OVO HomePlan from £4 a month8, available until 18th November 2019.

Just a heads-up
Smart meters are the data whizzes behind OVO BeyondBETA. If you don’t have one, we'll be in touch to get one sorted for you – within your first 3 months of having the upgrade.9

It’s a way to balance out our carbon emissions. How do we do that if you choose the Green Electricity upgrade? First we measure your carbon footprint by looking at how much energy you use.

Think about it this way: for every kWh of gas used, carbon is released. We offset every tonne of carbon from your gas use by supporting the Katingan project in Indonesia to ensure peatland restoration and protection. And that’s just the beginning.

Terms & Conditions

1By providing 100% renewable electricity and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions involved in the production and consumption of your electricity, the Green Electricity Upgrade reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the electricity used in your home to net zero. We purchase 100% of your energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. The renewable electricity we buy is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. We offset the remaining emissions by supporting UN-led REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

2By providing 100% renewable electricity and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions involved in the production and consumption of your electricity, OVO Beyond reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the electricity used in your home to net zero. We buy 100% of your energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. And we do this via renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. We also offset the remaining lifecycle carbon emissions from the production of the renewable electricity you use by supporting UN-led REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

3If you’re on OVO BeyondBETA, we buy 100% carbon-neutral gas for you. This is made up of 15% green gas - and we offset the remaining carbon emissions from the production and consumption of the gas you use. This reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the gas used in your home to net zero. We buy our green gas via renewable certificates (Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin and how these work. We offset your emissions by supporting UN-led REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

4We purchase 33% of your electricity from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. There is no additional environmental benefit to the [Better Energy / 2 Year Fixed Energy / Simpler Energy] tariff. If we supply your gas too, then note that this is not applicable to the gas part of your plan.

5OVO plants 5 trees for every member with a Green Electricity upgrade 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. From April 2018 to March 2019 we have planted at least 156,000 trees bringing the total number of trees planted to over 700,000 trees since 2015.

6Savings of up to 10% are based on an estimated reduction in energy use for a dual fuel medium user (3100 kWhs electricity and 12000 kWhs gas) who upgrades to OVO BeyondBETA without having a smart meter or smart thermostat installed yet. Savings are (1) calculated on this estimated reduction in energy use in the first year of having OVO BeyondBETA, and (2) based on reducing your energy use by using your smart meter In-Home Display (IHD) and the OVO app to make changes to your energy habits (like optimising heating settings, switching lights off). Savings are an estimate only and your actual savings will vary depending on your energy use and the changes you make to your energy habits.

7OVO plants 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. From April 2018 to March 2019 we have planted at least 156,000 trees bringing the total number of trees planted to over 700,000 trees since 2015.

8Limited time offer ends 18/11/2019. Conditions, exclusions and cancellation charges may apply. This product has a £99 excess, which can be reduced to £0 for an additional premium. If your boiler is 7 years old or more, your monthly premium will increase by £2. No claims can be made within the first 30 days.

9OVO BeyondBETA is designed to work with a smart meter. We’ll contact you to offer you a free smart meter installation if eligible. If we can't install a smart meter within 3 months of you signing up, or if the smart meter you currently have is ineligible, we’ll cancel your OVO Beyond subscription.

*Full T&Cs apply, see www.ovoenergy.com/terms/green-energy-add-on, www.ovoenergy.com/terms/ovo-beyond and www.ovoenergy.com/terms

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