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Today, we’re welcoming SSE Energy Services customers and teams into the OVO family
OVO Energy has completed the acquisition of SSE’s GB household energy business. Through its retail brands OVO now serves almost 5 million customers.Find out more
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OVO Foundation wins Philanthropy Award at the Better Society Awards 2022
OVO Foundation, OVO’s charitable arm, was awarded Philanthropy Award at last night’s Better Society Awards. These awards reward commercial companies who are helping create a better, more equal, ethical and sustainable world for all.
Dan Burdett joins OVO to empower customers to drive UK decarbonisation and provide outstanding support through high energy prices
Dan will join in the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer, ensuring customers are supported during a difficult time of high energy prices and ensuring the company delivers on its Plan Zero aim to deserve its customers trust
OVO commits to plant 1m trees in continued dedication to help cut carbon
London, Monday 8th November 2021: OVO has announced its commitment to planting one million trees in the next year throughout the UK in its continued dedication to restore nature and creating green spaces in communities.
OVO Energy announced as headline sponsor of the EXTREME Hangout at COP26, Glasgow
London, With less than one month to go until the doors of the EXTREME Hangout open on Monday 1st November in Glasgow, EXTREME is delighted to announce OVO Energy as the headline sponsor of the EXTREME Hangout at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
OVO Energy Launches Innovative Green EV Tariff, slashing EV Charging Costs by up to 70%
Green energy supplier - OVO Energy - is today launching its new OVO Drive + Anytime electric vehicle (EV) charging tariff for members nationwide, following a successful pilot scheme in January this year.
OVO Energy signs major Power Purchase Agreement with Eneco
OVO Energy, the UK’s largest independent energy supplier, today announces it has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Eneco to buy 100% of the power volume forecast to be produced from the 62.5MW capacity Crystal Rig Wind Farm, operated by Fred. Olsen Renewables in East Scotland.
Vanarama and OVO Energy combine to create unbeatable EV offer
Vanarama and OVO Energy have today launched an innovative new partnership that will put OVO Energy new and existing members in pole position for the best deals on electric car leasing and help them achieve unbeatably low EV running costs.
World’s largest domestic Vehicle-to-Grid trial reveals customers could recover the majority of their household energy costs
The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charger gives drivers the option to discharge and sell surplus electricity from their electric vehicle batteries back to the electricity grid, helping to supply energy at times of peak demand.
Group of energy suppliers launch report calling for urgent reforms to deliver Green Heat ambitions
A group of energy suppliers, representing over 20m customers, have commissioned a new landmark report - Options for Energy Bill Reform - to tackle the unfairness in the energy market which penalises customers who want to invest in cleaner heating.
Vic-tree! Cities beat rural areas for tree cover as OVO Energy reveals greenest and greyest parts of England
Live in Surrey, Exeter or London? Well you're in leafy luck, as green energy supplier OVO Energy has revealed the leafiest parts of the country to live in according to tree cover percentage* - and the results might surprise you.
OVO and AGL in joint venture to put customers at the centre of the energy transition
OVO, the UK’s leading zero carbon living brand, and AGL Energy [ASX:AGL], Australia’s largest energy retailer and generator, today announced an agreement to bring cutting edge digital services to Australia.
OVO comment's on Scottish Government's Heat in Buildings Strategy
The Scottish Government has published its draft Heat in Buildings Strategy, which sets out draft proposals for ensuring all homes in Scotland reach net zero emissions by 2045 and commits the Scottish Government to deploying renewable heating systems in at least 64,000 homes per year by 2025, decarbonising a total of 1m homes by 2030 and agreeing Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies for all local authority areas in Scotland by the end of 2023. Adrian Letts, CEO of OVO Retail commented: “OVO welcomes the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Strategy and new five year £1.6bn investment in decarbonising one million homes by 2030. “Achieving cost parity between fossil fuel and low carbon heating systems and matching local communities with their most suitable, affordable technology options will be absolutely critical to achieving a just transition that keeps the cost of greener heat down for vulnerable consumers. “What we need now is a clear date from which gas boilers will no longer be installed in people’s homes. We are confident that we have the technology available to electrify heat nationwide and we have the people ready to retrain to install those systems, drawing on our network of CORGI engineers.”
Clean Growth Fund & Gulf Oil co-invest in Indra - UK's leading smart charging technology company
OVO Group invested in Indra in 2017, taking it from a fledgling technology start-up to an “entech” challenger, building the world's first domestic Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charger and exporting its technology as far as Australia and Taiwan. Through Kaluza’s market-leading smart charging capability, Indra’s V2G chargers are the first to provide grid flexibility in the UK, supporting grid balancing as more renewable energy and higher demand affects the system.
OVO Energy and tado° lead first trial linking smart meter with a smart thermostat to early beta testers
In an industry first, OVO Energy will link a member’s smart meter to a tado° Smart Thermostat. Industry breakthrough is the result of a partnership between two European startups working to provide consumers with the information they need to manage their energy at home and therefore reduce their carbon footprint.