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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 our members, rather than generating our own power. So we buy gas and electricity from the energy market, and then offer it to you at competitive rates.

All of our renewable electricity is backed by renewable electricity certificates.

A breakdown of our electricity sources

OVO Energy

UK average

These breakdowns are based on our standard electricity plans (Simpler Energy and Better Energy) between April 2017 and March 2018. The UK average breakdown comes from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).  

Standard electricity plans

As you can see, our fuel mix is really simple. It is also greener than the UK average. We don’t use nuclear power, coal or biomass, and we're not responsible for any high-level radioactive waste.

What if I want 100% renewable electricity?1

Simply choose our Green Electricity upgrade - its electricity comes from 100% renewable sources like wind and solar1. Or you can go one further - and choose the OVO BeyondBETA upgrade for the green energy and technology you need for your journey towards zero carbon.

Getting to zero carbon


Overall, our fuel mix is a positive one – and we’re always working to make it even better. 

Our Better Energy, Simpler Energy or 2 Year Fixed Energy plans all offer at least 33% renewable electricity as standard2. You can then choose our OVO BeyondBETA  upgrade for just £6 a month to get the green energy and technology you need to kickstart your journey to zero carbon, including:

  • 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-neutral gas3

  • 3 carbon-fighting trees, planted on your behalf every year4

  • Personalised energy insights, from Energy Spotlights

  • Energy-saving actions from our Zero In tool

Plus, all OVO members can get boiler breakdown and home emergency cover with OVO HomePlan from £4 a month5 , available until 18th November 20195.

Terms and conditions

By providing 100% renewable electricity and offsetting all associated lifecycle carbon emissions involved in the production and consumption of your electricity, the Green Electricity Upgrade and our OVO 1-BeyondBETA upgrade reduce your yearly carbon emissions from the electricity used in your home to net zero. We purchase 100% of your energy from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro. The renewable electricity we buy 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. We offset the remaining emissions by supporting UN-led REDD+ carbon reduction projects that are certified to the Verified Carbon Standard.

2 33% renewable electricity as standard as of 1st April 2015. Renewable electricity is generated from wind, solar, geothermal and hydro.


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