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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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