Welcome 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.
You’re getting our greenest upgrade
From October 1 you'll get access to OVO Beyond and its features. Here's the green goodness you’ll get:
100% carbon-neutral energy to power your home1
Access to Energy Spotlights – tips to cut energy waste and your bills, by up to 10%!²
5 trees planted for you each year in UK – absorbing 300kg of carbon as they grow³
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.
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.
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 footprint4). 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. Just click here. 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 OVO provides you to zero.
Pretty cool, huh? That’s by providing 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-neutral gas (15% green gas and 85% offset)1, 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.
1- By 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 how these work. The green gas we sell is backed via renewable certificates (Renewable Gas Guarantees of Origin (RGGOs)). See here for details on how these work. We offset the remaining emissions by supporting UN REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard or the Gold Standard.
2 - Savings 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.
3 - 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. The average tree planted in an urban setting absorbs 60kg of carbon over a 10-year period. Multiplied by 5, and that's 300kg of carbon saved over time.
4 - Based on analysis carried out by the Carbon Trust for OVO Group (2019), 59% of an average individual’s carbon footprint in the UK comes from energy and transport. 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.
UK AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL CARBON FOOTPRINT BREAKDOWN
Total UK average individual carbon emissions (kgCO2e/year)
Contribution to total (%)
Food and Drink
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