Answers about your new account experience

Here's everything you need to know about it.

New Online Account Experience FAQ's

Why have you changed my account?

We’ve been working behind the scenes to create a whole new online experience for our members. One that’s designed to make managing your energy even easier.  

This new account gives you an up-to-date and accurate view of your energy use and charges. Your balance updates each time we get a reading from you – which can be daily if you’ve got a smart meter. And that’s not all…

 

We can help change climate change

We’re on a journey with our members to zero carbon. By redeveloping the system that powers your account, we’ve been able to give you a clearer view of the energy you’re using – helping you see where you can waste less, kick carbon, and save £.

Why does it look different?

We’ve designed your new account so you can navigate through it easily. It makes it faster to find what you’re looking for – so you can manage your energy in just a few taps. From submitting a meter reading, to changing your Direct Debit, and paying your bills.

What's new?

You’ll find lots of handy new changes:

Everything’s in one place – including your plan details, payment info, latest offers, and how much energy you’re using.

Accurate balances – we’ll update yours every time we get your meter reading. This way, you can easily request a refund, make a top-up payment, or adjust your Direct Debit. 

Faster meter readings – if you need to send us one, you can do it right from the homepage.

A clearer view of your energy – with every meter reading we get from you (or your meter), we’ll update your account. This means you can compare your energy use in £ and kWh – and discover ways to waste less energy.

Plus, if you have a smart meter that sends us readings every half-hour (the most popular choice) rather than monthly, you’ll be able to spot patterns in your energy use – in real time. 

Carbon cutting section – we’re on a mission to bring everyone the tech they need to get to zero carbon. So we put them all in one place: the Carbon Tracker and Energy Spotlights. They’re here to help you understand your carbon footprint, and lighten it.

If you don’t have Energy Spotlights yet, it’s easy to get it – with our OVO Beyond upgrade. Find out more about it here.

The Carbon Tracker – it’s a handy tool designed to reveal your carbon footprint so you can take steps to make it smaller. It can show you how many tonnes of carbon your home created so far, how much carbon your home releases compared to others like yours – and your total carbon emissions per year.

As part of your Carbon Tracker, you’ll also see a tab called ‘Teamwork’. It’s where you can see how many tonnes of carbon our OVO members have already saved. 

The Direct Debit calculator – a super useful feature that tells you how changing your monthly payment amount can affect your balance over time – so you can make the right choice.

A timeline for your energy costs – this shows you all the money coming in and out, and what you’re paying for exactly.

 

...and we have big plans to introduce even more exciting features!

Does this affect my payments?

Not at all. If your bank said your Direct Debit has been cancelled and set up again, don’t worry. It’s all part of moving you to the new account. Your payments will still come out of the same bank account  on the same date.

Is there anything I need to do?

It’s simple. You just need to reset your password – for security reasons. You might have already seen our email about this.

If you’ve already done this, it’s time to explore your new account!

Will I still get the same featues?

Yes, almost everything – plus much more. You’ll notice we removed the feature showing your energy breakdown by appliance. But the good news is that you can get personalised Energy Spotlights to help you save energy, with OVO Beyond.

Will this affect my energy supply?

No, there’s no reason to worry about that.

Is everyone moving to the new account?

Yes, all our members will be on it soon.

Can I keep using the old account?

Not anymore. We’re moving everyone to the new one.

You’ll notice it looks and behaves a bit differently. And thanks to its handy features, we’re sure you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

Will my energy prices change?

No, don’t worry. Your prices and plan won’t change. Any upgrades or offers you may have signed up for with the old account will stay the same, too.

Do I need to download a new app?

No, you can use the same OVO app as before.

What other changes can I expect?

We’re always looking for ways to make your online experience even better. We’ll let you know when there’s a new exciting feature on the horizon!