UK’s weekly shop generates 54m kilos of plastic waste a year

Two kilos of the average UK household’s supermarket haul is made up of plastic packaging

‘Increasing domestic energy flexibility could save £6.9bn’

Imperial College London and OVO Energy say household measures could slash the cost of upgrading the grid

Energy minister hails new smart meter-enabled products and tariffs

Claire Perry said smart charging and vehicle to grid technologies could help consumers save up to £40bn by 2050

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 […]