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Where does OVO get its electricity?

Just 2 sources – renewables and natural gas.

This simple combo makes our electricity competitively clean, and competitively priced. 

As an independent energy supplier, our focus has always been on serving our customers rather than generating our own power. So we buy gas and electricity from the energy market and then offer it to our customers at competitive rates.

We also do our best to give you the greenest electricity we can, at the best possible price.

A breakdown of our electricity sources

OVO Energy

UK average

Source: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Based on figures for our Greener Energy plan1, and our standard electricity plans (Simpler Energy and Better Energy) between April 2016 and March 2017.

As you can see, our fuel mix is really simple and green. Much more so than the UK average.

We don’t use nuclear power, dirty coal or ‘other’ fuels. Instead, over half of our electricity comes from renewables – a huge 64.7%. That’s more than double the national average. We’re really proud of this, as it’s clear proof of our commitment to building a greener, more sustainable energy system for the future.

We’re also chuffed that we’re not responsible for any high level radioactive waste. And that we’ve managed to half our CO2 emissions over the last 3 years, making them well below the national average.

What if I want 100% renewable electricity?

Simply choose our Green Energy add-on. Its electricity comes from 100% renewable sources2.

Feel-good energy from OVO

Overall, our fuel mix picture is a positive one. So you can get your energy from OVO feeling confident that you’ve made a responsible choice.

Choose Better Energy, Simpler Energy or 2 Year Fixed Energy for at least 33% renewable electricity3.

Then add the Green Energy add-on for just £5 extra a month to get:

  • 100% renewable electricity2.

  • 5 trees planted on your behalf through our I Dig Trees programme.

  • A stake in the future, as we’re investing in technology to build a more sustainable energy system.


As of December 2017, we replaced our Greener Energy plan with the Green Energy add-on. This optional add-on lets our customers add 100% renewable electricity to any plan (flexible or fixed). 

If you’re signed up to Green Energy, we purchase renewable certificates for 100% of your electricity use from green sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydro, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas. 

3 33% renewable electricity as standard as of 1st April 2015. Renewable electricity is generated from wind, solar, geothermal, wave, tidal, hydro, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogas.


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