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Green Gas

Energy needn't cost the earth

 

With our Green Gas upgrade, it doesn’t. You’ll get 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and we’ll offset the rest)1. And you can add it to any plan, and remove it – whenever.
 

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Green gas for just £5 a month


We believe everyone has the right to renewable energy, and that exercising that right should be easy to do. That’s why we’ve created our Green Gas upgrade. Just pick your favourite plan and simply add on ‘Green Gas’ for an extra £5 per month, any time you like. And if you decide to cancel, that’s just as easy.

Only £5 extra per month

Because doing your bit for the planet shouldn't take much.

100% carbon-neutral gas1

Power your home with carbon-neutral gas that doesn’t harm the atmosphere.

15% green gas

That’s sustainable biomethane. To offset the remaining 85%, we invest in lots of green projects. Protecting 500,000 hectares of threatened CO₂-absorbing forests around the world is just the beginning.

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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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If you're about to join us...


Just choose Green gas when signing up. It's that easy. 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Green gas is created by biodegradable material that’s transformed into biomethane (green gas) as it decomposes. This gas is captured, refined, and then pumped into our National Grid. Smart.

It’s our way of helping you kick the carbon – with our 100% carbon-neutral gas made up of 15% renewable gas. And, while you’re doing your bit for the planet, we offset the remaining 85% of lifecycle emissions. Supporting the Katingan project in Indonesia to ensure peatland restoration and protection is just the beginning.

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

  • 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and we offset the rest).1

  • 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.

By choosing our Green Gas upgrade, you’ll say a big yes to protecting the planet. Simple (and big) as that. Plus, you’ll help build a greener, more sustainable energy system. It’s a win-win for everybody.

If we’ll stop supplying your energy, you’ll stop paying for your Green Gas 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 though.

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.

 

A range of green sources including biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas power sources.

The Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) tracks biomethane, or ‘green gas’, through every step of the supply process.

You see each unit of green gas injected into the grid replaces a standard unit of gas. So the GGCS keeps a tab on each unit of green gas – to make sure you always get the right gas.

Sure thing – as long as we supply your gas. We’re not? We’d love to have you onboard.

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. 

Which is why you’ll pay just £5 a month for 100% carbon-neutral gas – 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 Gas isn’t tied to your contract, and it’s all yours – until you want to cancel it.

Green Electricity boosts your renewable electricity from 33% to 100% (we’ll also plant 5 trees on your behalf for each year you go green5).

The Green Gas upgrade brings you 100% carbon-neutral gas, boosting your renewable gas from 0% to 15%. What’s more, we’ll offset the remaining 85% – which also includes the lifecycle emissions that went into producing and consuming the electricity and gas you use. We do it by funding projects that protect peatland restoration and protection (like the Katingan project in Indonesia). And this is just the beginning.

Sure thing. You can get Green Gas without having to switch plans.

Anytime – if you’re already with us. If you’re about to join, you can choose Green Gas 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 Gas. 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 gas7, but all this:

  • 3 carbon-fighting trees, planted on your behalf every year.8

  • 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 month9, 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.10

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

1If you have the Green Gas upgrade, we purchase 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. The green gas we buy is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs)). See here for details on Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin 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 BeyondBETA 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.

4By 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.

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.

7By providing 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and 85% offset) and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions involved in the production and consumption of your energy, OVO BeyondBETA reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the energy used in your home to net zero. We buy our renewable electricity 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 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 the remaining emissions by supporting UN-led REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

8OVO plants 3 trees for every OVO BeyondBETA 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.

9Limited 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.

10OVO Beyond 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-gas, www.ovoenergy.com/terms/ovo-beyond and www.ovoenergy.com/terms

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