OVO Energy unveils domestic vehicle-to-grid charger

The new technology aims to help facilitate the wide adoption of EVs and smart grids

OVO Energy investigated over customer consumption information

Ofgem has launched an investigation into the information on gas and electricity usage given to customers by OVO Energy. That includes estimates on how much energy they used during winter 2016/17 and the accuracy of the annual consumption figures given to customers in their annual statements. The regulator will examine whether OVO Energy breached licence […]

More than two-thirds of Brits say EVs are next big thing

  More than two-thirds of the British public expect electric vehicles (EVs) to become the next major trend in home technology. That’s according to a new survey of 2,000 people, conducted by OVO Energy, which suggests 37.8% expect battery-powered cars to hit the mainstream sooner than innovations such as virtual reality headsets and webcam doorbells. […]

London lamp posts to power electric vehicles

A new project which allows residents to charge their electric vehicles (EVs) by plugging into lamp posts has been launched. Kensington and Chelsea Council has joined forces with OVO Energy and Berlin-based Ubitricity to install an extra 50 SimpleSockets, which are charging points that fit directly into existing lamp posts. It follows a trial by […]

UK energy supplier snaps up smart grid start-up

Independent UK supplier OVO Energy has announced it has bought a US smart grid start-up. The buyout of VCharge is expected to help with the challenge of connecting more renewable energy sources, which are typically intermittent, to the power grid. The US firm has developed a technology which uses “advanced algorithms” to balance grid requirements […]

OVO Energy to pay £58,000 for missing customer appointments

OVO Energy has agreed to pay £58,000 after its agents missed appointments with customers or turned up late. Around £54,000 will be paid in redress as it failed to compensate customers when the incidents occurred in 2014. The rest of the money will be given to charity Step Change to help energy customers in debt. […]

OVO Energy and charity TCV to plant 250k trees across UK

Independent energy supplier OVO Energy has joined forces with community volunteering charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to plant around 250,000 trees in communities across the UK. It follows the energy company’s partnership with TCV in September last year, when 158,000 trees were planted under the ‘I Dig Trees’ initiative. The programme was delivered through Green […]

Small supplier OVO Energy increases prices

Small gas and electricity supplier OVO Energy has announced a rise in prices. The 8.7% increase to the Better Energy pay monthly tariff, which came into effect last week, will lead to consumers paying an extra £80 per year. That means the dual fuel tariff will go up from £917 to £997 annually. OVO Energy […]

OVO signs deal to boost ECO obligation

A deal to boost utility supplier OVO Energy’s liability to help the fuel poor has been agreed. The energy company signed a two-year agreement with energy efficiency solutions company, Anesco to deliver its Energy Company Obligation (ECO) deal. The plan is for Anesco to support OVO’s ECO rollout to deliver energy efficient measures to residential […]

Ovo cuts variable energy tariff by 5.8%

Supplier Ovo Energy has lowered the price of its standard variable tariff by 5.8% for dual fuel customers. It’s the second price cut announced in a month by Ovo and brings the average price for its Simpler tariff for a dual fuel customer to £1,051, down from £1,116. This is to “reflect falling wholesale costs”, said the firm, adding it could […]