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OVO Beyond

Fight carbon. Plant trees.
Protect rainforests. 

 

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.

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.

Answers about OVO Beyond

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. You get:

  • 100% carbon-neutral energy1 (15% green gas, the rest offset)
  • Tips to cut energy waste and bills by up to 10%²
  • 5 trees planted each year, in the UK³ 
  • 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 costs the same as your current green upgrade. You’ll see this on your monthly bill starting from October.

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.

From October 1 2020, we're no longer offering Green Electricity, Green Gas or the Green Bundle upgrades. That’s because OVO Beyond is so much better. It’s our greenest upgrade bringing you all this:

  • 100% carbon-neutral energy to power your home1 (15% green gas, the rest offset)
  • Energy Spotlights to cut energy waste and bills by up to 10%²
  • 5 trees planted each year in UK schools and communities³ 
  • 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. 

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.

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.

Terms & conditions apply

 

Extra Information

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

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%

 

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