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OVO Beyond

Carbon-neutral energy and tree-planting power

Upgrade any plan to OVO Beyond, the planet-loving upgrade that cuts carbon with renewable energy, reduces energy waste and restores nature by planting trees and protecting rainforests.

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Lighter Footprint. Lower Bills.


Did you know that on average your energy use makes up a whopping 26% of your carbon footprint?1  With OVO Beyond you have the power to change that using carbon-neutral energy. And that’s not all. With our energy-saving insights and actions, we can help you save energy and shrink your bills by up to 10%.2

 

The green goodness you'll get:

  • 100% carbon-neutral energy to power your home3 
  • Energy Spotlights to cut energy waste and bills
  • 5 trees planted each year in UK schools and communities4
  • Protect natural habitats around the world with our carbon-offsetting projects

Plus, bring nature to city kids by helping plant 8 Tiny Forests through the OVO Foundation's partner, Earthwatch Europe. That’s like covering 8 tennis courts with over 600 trees, each. And welcoming biodiversity, better air quality, and wellbeing into cities and urban spaces. 

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What is carbon-neutral energy?

Good you asked. Being carbon neutral means reducing your carbon emissions as much as you can – and balancing out anything that’s left. By supporting green projects that cut your carbon footprint. We call this ‘carbon offsetting’. 

 

We’ve got carbon offsetting projects all over the world

From promoting biodiversity in Guatemala, bringing cleaner air to rural China to planting trees in Uganda.

While you're here, why not read our carbon jargon-busting guide too?

Together, we can make a zero carbon life possible.

 

The more of us choosing to use our energy better, the less carbon we emit, and the faster we can help save the planet by tackling the climate crisis. It’s all about good old-fashioned teamwork. 

 

Want to take your carbon cutting even further? You’ve come to the right place.

If you’re already a member...

Whether you’ve recently joined us or have been with OVO for years, just follow this link and select the upgrade.

 

You can change your mind and remove it at any time.

If you're about to become a member...

When you're signing up just select 'upgrade'. It's that easy.
 

See your impact with the Carbon Tracker

When it comes to kicking carbon, knowledge is power. That’s why, if you’re an OVO member, you can use our Carbon Tracker to get a carbon emissions total that shows you the impact of your transport and energy use. (Amazingly it’s over half of your carbon footprint!)2

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Frequently Asked Questions

OVO Beyond is the planet-loving upgrade that cuts carbon with renewable energy, reduces energy waste and restores nature by planting trees and protecting rainforests.

For £6 a month (free for the first 3 months) you get:

  • 100% carbon-neutral energy (100% renewable electricity and 15% green gas, the rest offset)3
  • Tips to cut energy waste and bills2
  • 5 trees planted each year, in the UK4 
  • Help protect natural habitats around the world

Plus, bring nature to city kids by helping plant 8 Tiny Forests through the OVO Foundation's partner, Earthwatch Europe.

OVO Beyond is free for the first 3 months, so it won’t show up on your statement until you start paying for it in your 4th month. Then it costs £6 a month.

Lucky you asked! Our Carbon Tracker shows you the impact of your transport and energy use on the planet (which makes up an eye-watering 59% of your carbon footprint2). And it’s free for all OVO members to use.

OVO Beyond works at its best with these energy-saving dream machines. If you don’t have one already, we can easily get you one.

If you don't want a smart meter, that’s fine. OVO Beyond is still all yours.
 

OVO Beyond reduces your yearly net carbon emissions from the energy used in your home to zero. 

Pretty cool, huh? That’s by providing 100% renewable electricity as standardand 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and 85% offset), and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions that come from the production and use of your energy. We do that by supporting UN REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard or the Gold Standard.

We buy our renewable electricity through Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs). And we buy our green gas through Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs). Just click on the links to read more about how they work.

To cancel OVO Beyond, just log in to your online account, and go to the ‘Your Profile’ page where you can hit ‘cancel’. It’ll be applied to your account the following month.

Additional Information

1Based on analysis carried out by the Carbon Trust for OVO Group (2019), 26% of an average individual’s carbon footprint in the UK comes from energy. In this analysis, the carbon footprint includes the following lifestyle categories: energy, transport, shopping, food and drink and holidays. See table below for each category. This excludes emissions from things that the average person cannot directly control such as supporting the NHS, defence, government bodies, etc. Please note these figures are not reflective of potential changes to your habits during the coronavirus pandemic.
 

UK AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL CARBON FOOTPRINT BREAKDOWN

Lifestyle area

Total UK average individual carbon emissions (kgCO2e/year)

Contribution to total (%)

Energy 1,707 26%
Transport 2,181 33%
Food and Drink 981 15%
Shopping 1,056 16%
Holiday 658 10%
Total 6,583 100%

 

2Savings 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 Beyond 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 Beyond, 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.

3By providing 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 electricity & gas, OVO Beyond reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the energy used in your home that's supplied by OVO to net zero. The renewable electricity we sell 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. The green gas we sell is backed 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 REDD+  carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

OVO plants 5 trees for every OVO Beyond member through our award-winning I Dig Trees programme with The Conservation Volunteers. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so tree-planting helps to slow down climate change. Since 2015 we have planted over 1 million trees.

5100% of your electricity comes from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. The renewable electricity we sell is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See here for details on REGO certificates and how these work. 

OVO Beyond is designed to work with the latest smart meter version. We’ll contact you to offer you a free smart meter installation if eligible. 

OVO Energy Ltd is registered in England and Wales, company number 06890795. Registered office: 1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6ED.

 

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