Progress And Reporting - OVO Group





We’re proud of the strong start that we’ve made on our Plan Zero journey


IN 2020:

We turned Plan Zero from a visionary strategy into a business plan that sits at the core of our organisation. This will enable us to grow to become the UK’s zero carbon living partner in the home while reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

We have achieved a 23% reduction in our total carbon footprint – from our own operations and the energy we sell – compared to our re-baselined 2018 carbon footprint. This equates to a third of the 60% emissions reduction required to meet our science-based target by 2030. We moved all OVO Energy members to 100% renewable electricity as standard*, and increased renewables in the fuel mix for our 3.5m SSE customers.

We cemented our role as a leading innovator in the UK’s energy transition. We led ground-breaking trials showcasing the potential of low carbon energy technologies, like the world’s largest domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial. We also developed innovative propositions, including the UK’s only type-of-use tariff for electric vehicle (EV) drivers.

We’ve embedded Plan Zero into our organisational DNA, integrating it into every aspect of our culture, language, and brand. We engaged our people and united them behind our shared purpose, making Plan Zero the reason why so many of our people join and stay with OVO.

But this is only the beginning. Download our report to read more about our activities, achievements, and challenges, and what we’ve learnt on our journey so far.



*The renewable electricity we sell is backed by renewable certificates (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates (REGOs)). See our web page on REGOs for details on Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates and how these work. A proportion of the electricity we sell is also purchased directly from renewable generators in the UK.


Plan Zero

The climate crisis is the single most important issue of our time. We are at a turning point in history: we all have a shared responsibility to take action. Plan Zero is our initial endeavour to set out what OVO’s actions must be.
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