We launched OVO in the UK in 2009 focussing on great service, affordable pricing and access to more renewable energy. We are now the largest independent retailer in the UK supplying energy from renewable sources to over 5 million households.
In late 2019, we launched in Australia with the same green approach.
When you join us, we will commit to purchasing the equivalent of 10% of your electricity usage from renewable energy generators as standard. This is at no extra charge to you, and is audited under the government’s GreenPower scheme.
GreenPower is a government scheme which certifies electricity coming from accredited renewable energy generators like wind, solar, water and bioenergy.
Our electricity is 100% carbon neutral. To do this, we assess the full life cycle of retailing electricity to our customers; this includes all emissions released in the four key stages of energy retail (generation, transmission, retail activities and supply).
We use nationally recognised standards to estimate the amount of emissions created by each of these activities which are calculated in tonnes per CO2 equivalent.
We purchase carbon offset certificates from internationally recognised schemes that are accredited by the Clean Energy Regulator and include reforestation, renewable energy or energy efficiency schemes. We retire these certificates and report on this activity annually making these audited reports publicly available on our website.