OVO Energy electricity rates and solar review

Our verdict: A great option for green energy. OVO Energy’s One Plan is completely carbon neutral and has default 10% GreenPower.

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OVO Energy originally started in the UK in 2009, but spread operations to Australia in 2019. You can purchase its One Plan if you live in some parts of NSW and enjoy full carbon offsets for your power.

This page contains a brief review of OVO's offerings and an easy way to compare its rates.

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OVO Energy
OVO Energy
NSW, QLD, SA
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
N/A
N/A
  • GreenPower
  • Solar
  • Monthly billing
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Carbon-neutral provider with no exit fees. You can also earn interest if you use less than your ‘calculated average’. Go to site to learn more.
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Where is OVO Energy Available?

OVO only offers one type of electricity energy plan, the One Plan, available from either Ausgrid or Endeavour in New South Wales.

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Compare prices for OVO Energy (August 2021)

Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in NSW who consumes 3,900 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Ausgrid network. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Ausgrid network, the AER reference price is $1,393 / year.

From 1 July 2021, residential demand charges will be introduced for some customers to encourage households to use less electricity during peak demand times. If applicable, demand charges are billed monthly based on your highest demand for electricity in kilowatts (kWh) typically during a 30 or 60 minute period of the preceding month. Whether you receive a demand charge will depend on the electricity network region, your retailer and your electricity usage during peak demand times. The pricing in our tables do not currently account for demand charges. For more information about demand charges, please speak to your electricity retailer.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Daily supply charge:
$0.68/day

General usage rates:
$0.21/kWh

23% less

than the reference price

$270

Includes GST
With The One Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,080 which is 23% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Basic Standing Offer
Daily supply charge:
$0.95/day

General usage rates:
$0.26/kWh

1% less

than the reference price

$344

Includes GST
With Basic Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 3900 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Ausgrid network, the lowest annual cost is $1,376 which is 1% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in South-East Queensland who consumes 4,600 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the Energex network. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the Energex network, the AER reference price is $1,455 / year.

From 1 July 2021, residential demand charges will be introduced for some customers to encourage households to use less electricity during peak demand times. If applicable, demand charges are billed monthly based on your highest demand for electricity in kilowatts (kWh) typically during a 30 or 60 minute period of the preceding month. Whether you receive a demand charge will depend on the electricity network region, your retailer and your electricity usage during peak demand times. The pricing in our tables do not currently account for demand charges. For more information about demand charges, please speak to your electricity retailer.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Daily supply charge:
$0.85/day

General usage rates:
$0.19/kWh

17% less

than the reference price

$301

Includes GST
With The One Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,204 which is 17% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Basic Standing Offer
Daily supply charge:
$1.08/day

General usage rates:
$0.22/kWh

3% less

than the reference price

$353

Includes GST
With Basic Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4600 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the Energex network, the lowest annual cost is $1,412 which is 3% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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Disclaimer: The following price estimates are a general guide only. Prices are based on a residential customer in South Australia who consumes 4,000 kWh a year on a single rate tariff in the SA Power Network. Always check the providers site before applying - Your actual bill may vary, depending on your usage.

Based on the AER annual model usage in the SA Power Networks network, the AER reference price is $1,716 / year.

From 1 July 2021, residential demand charges will be introduced for some customers to encourage households to use less electricity during peak demand times. If applicable, demand charges are billed monthly based on your highest demand for electricity in kilowatts (kWh) typically during a 30 or 60 minute period of the preceding month. Whether you receive a demand charge will depend on the electricity network region, your retailer and your electricity usage during peak demand times. The pricing in our tables do not currently account for demand charges. For more information about demand charges, please speak to your electricity retailer.

Name Product Rates Reference Price Estimated Quarterly Price Reference Price Desc Mobile More details
Daily supply charge:
$0.85/day

General usage rates:
$0.28/kWh

18% less

than the reference price

$352

Includes GST
With The One Plan, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,408 which is 18% less than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
Basic Standing Offer
Daily supply charge:
$1.19/day

General usage rates:
$0.33/kWh

1% more

than the reference price

$435

Includes GST
With Basic Standing Offer, for a residential customer who consumes 4000 kwh a year on a flat rate tariff in the SA Power Networks network, the lowest annual cost is $1,740 which is 1% more than the reference price (including any discounts). Your actual bill will differ, based on your actual usage and tariff type.
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A quick review of OVO Energy

Pros

    Cons


      Solar panel

      Does OVO offer solar?

      For people in the Energex network (South East Queensland), OVO is offering a solar-feed in tariff on it's plans at a rate of 8c/kWh, capped at 5KW system size.

      Green energy

      How green is OVO?

      OVO doesn't yet have a Green Rating on the Australian market since it hasn't been introduced here yet.

      While OVO does offer 10% GreenPower by default on its energy plan, the 100% GreenPower option comes with an extra charge on your normal energy charges. While its green options exist, they aren't the default for most customers.

      Mobile phone

      Can I manage my plan from my phone?

      While it doesn't exist yet for Australian consumers, OVO has plans to transfer its current UK energy management app over to the Australian market. The current UK app is rated 4.6/5 on the app store, and allows users to get accurate meter readings on how much power they've used, check their current energy balance and get an estimate of how much power they've used since their last bill.

      Get a cost estimate

      Important notes: The estimated price we show by default is based on a single rate tariff. On your bill this might be known as a 'peak tariff', 'peak only' or an 'anytime tariff'. There are other tariff types available to customers and you may need to contact your provider if you are on these tariffs:

      • Single rate with a controlled load
      • Time of use
      • Time of use with a controlled load

      The price estimate should not be used as an official quote, but an indication of what your costs may be on the plan. It varies based on whether you provide us with your bill details. You can learn more here.

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