OVO Beyond

Taking green energy to the next level

OVO Beyond is our green upgrade. Combining even greener energy

with extra tree-planting power.

Add to any plan, free for 3 months. Then just £6 a month

Terms & conditions apply

OVO Beyond brings you 100% carbon-neutral energy¹

OVO Beyond brings you 100% carbon-neutral energy¹.

That’s 100% renewable electricity from sources like the wind and sun.

Plus, 100% carbon-neutral gas, including 15% green gas (one of the best mixes around!²).

We offset the rest.

OVO Beyond brings you 100% carbon-neutral energy¹

OVO Beyond brings you 100% carbon-neutral energy¹.

That’s 100% renewable electricity from sources like the wind and sun.

Plus, 100% carbon-neutral gas, including 15% green gas (one of the best mixes around!²).

We offset the rest.

Simple tips to cut energy waste and bills

Our Energy Spotlights can cut up to 10% off your bills⁴.

Just by helping you reduce energy waste!

From cooking to entertainment, they show you where your energy goes and how to stop wasting it. Even better – less waste means less carbon!

Designed to work with a smart meter.

Not got one yet? No problem, we can get you one when you join us.

Simple tips to cut energy waste and bills

Our Energy Spotlights can cut up to 10% off your bills⁴.

Just by helping you reduce energy waste!

From cooking to entertainment, they show you where your energy goes and how to stop wasting it. Even better – less waste means less carbon!

Designed to work with a smart meter.

Not got one yet? No problem, we can get you one when you join us.

Planting and protecting trees. All around the world.

‘Going Beyond’ means you’ll get 5 carbon-busting trees planted on your behalf right here in the UK, every year⁵.

And you’ll support carbon-offsetting projects that:

• Save rainforests in Guatemala

• And plant trees in Uganda

Plus, bring clean air and biodiversity to city spaces.

You’ll give kids in cities a breath of fresh air: by supporting the planting of 8 Tiny Forests by our charity partner, Earthwatch Europe.

It's like covering 8 tennis courts with over 600 trees, each.

Game, set and match, nature!

Planting and protecting trees. All around the world.

‘Going Beyond’ means you’ll get 5 carbon-busting trees planted on your behalf right here in the UK, every year⁵.

And you’ll support carbon-offsetting projects that:

• Save rainforests in Guatemala

• And plant trees in Uganda

Plus, bring clean air and biodiversity to city spaces.

You’ll give kids in cities a breath of fresh air: by supporting the planting of 8 Tiny Forests by our charity partner, Earthwatch Europe.

It's like covering 8 tennis courts with over 600 trees, each.

Game, set and match, nature!

Do even more as an OVO member

See your impact with the Carbon Tracker

Did you know that on average your energy use makes up a whopping 28% of your carbon footprint? That’s why, if you’re an OVO member, you can use our Carbon Tracker to see the impact of your transport and energy use.

Explore more

Get yourself an energy-saving dream machine

That’s our nickname for smart meters. They’re the data whizzes working behind the scenes of OVO Beyond. They help you understand your energy use, and reduce it. Already got one? Good on you. If not, we’ll get you one when you join us.

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A future home, today

From electric cars greening up the grid, zero carbon heating systems and energy-saving home improvements, OVO Smart Home’s got it all.

Smart up

Together we can make zero carbon 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.

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.

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

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

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Need a little more help? Read our guides on carbon

Everything you need to know about how to offset your carbon

Carbon offsetting is a way to balance out your carbon footprint. How? By supporting projects that reduce carbon emissions. Find out more in this quick guide.

Find out more

Top 8 benefits of planting trees and, why we’re planting more of them

Who doesn’t love trees? But they’re not just here to look pretty – they fulfill a few very vital roles for our planet. Read our 8 reasons why we love trees here at OVO.

Find out more

7 ways to help change climate change - it all starts at home

Have you ever asked yourself, ‘what can I do to help reduce my carbon footprint?’ Then read on to discover 7 practical ways to make an impact – in your very own home.

Find out more

Answers about OVO Beyond

What’s OVO Beyond?

OVO Beyond is the green 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)1
  • Tips to cut energy waste and bills4
  • 5 trees planted each year, in the UK5
  • 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.

How much does OVO Beyond cost?

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.

How can I work out my carbon footprint?

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 51% of your carbon footprint3). And it’s free for all OVO members to use.

Do I have to get a smart meter?

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.

What makes OVO Beyond 100% carbon-neutral?

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 standard and 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.

What if I decide I no longer want OVO Beyond?

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.

1 Enjoy even greener energy with OVO Beyond in comparison with our standard OVO plans. In addition to 100% renewable electricity as available with our standard plans, OVO Beyond reduces your yearly carbon emissions from the energy used in your home that is supplied by OVO to net zero 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, you will also get 5 trees per year in UK schools and communities and other green benefits. 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 or the Gold Standard. See here for more information on how we restore nature and protect rainforests with our offsetting programmes.

2 OVO Energy's Green Gas is made up of 15% green gas, with the remaining 85% offset to make your gas carbon-neutral. As of 31st July 2020, the proportion of biogas offered vs. the amount offset was higher than all other providers who share details of their green gas offering, except Green Energy UK - and that's something we're pretty proud of. The green gas we sell is backed by 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.

SupplierHighest available green gas offering (as of 31st July 2020)
Green Energy UK100% biogas
OVO Energy15% biogas, 85% offset
British Gas6% biogas, 94% offset
Bulb4% biogas, 96% offset
Npower100% offset
Octopus Energy100% offset
E.ON100% offset
EDFNo green gas offering
Scottish PowerFigure unavailable

3 Based on analysis carried out by the Carbon Trust for OVO Group (2020), 28% 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 carbon footprint data has been calculated using BEIS 2020 emission factors. 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 areaTotal UK average individual carbon emissions (kgCO2e/year)Contribution to total (Highest available green gas offering (as of 31st July 2020)
Energy1,64028%
Transport1,36323%
Food and Drink98117%
Shopping1,18921%
Holiday62911%
Total5,802100%

4 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.

5 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.