Introduce yourself

  • 10 February 2017
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Hey all!
My name is Matt, I am 25 (26 next month cough) hmmm where to start? I work in London as a Senior IT Consultant. The Journey is a lovely 1 hour 30 minutes to work and back so 3 hour travelling everyday. But you know what, it's the best job i've ever had so travelling has never bothered me. What does bother me is having to wake up early as I am not a morning person unless I have COFFEE! I tend to download shows on my phone and watch them on . the train, currently getting through a lot of anime which has been on my list for a long time such as Attack on titan, One Punch Man, Kill la kill and Cowboy bepop.

When I get home, I love to kick back, relax and play video games, I really enjoy my music which includes listening to metalcore, metal, rock, indie, heavy metal. You name it, if it has a guitar and sick drum beats... I listen to it! Before my new job I used to stream full time on Twitch.tv playing video games. But with the new job unfortunately I do not have the time 😞 If you are interested and would like to follow go here www.twitch.tv/superhappyandgaming and twitter is https://twitter.com/ShagGaming I hope to get back into the groove and stream on weekends :D

I am a very enthusiastic person when it comes to being green and helping the planet, currently an owner of a Nissan Leaf and have owned the car for over a year now. I have been a Vegetarian for over a year as well, I have tried to become Vegan but I just love pizza too much!

Hopefully I haven't blabbed on too much! Nice to meet you all 🙂
Hi everybody, I'm Lia. Nice to meet you!
Hello from Wiltshire,

Just signed up tot the forum but have been an EV Everywhere customer for a while.
Have been driving an EV for just over a year now and like keeping up with the technology used in the renewable energy sector which I believe is going through very interesting times.

Martin
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Here we go then!!

I'm electrified to be joining the best bunch at OVO, I'm based in the Bristol office and also started in our contact centre.

When i'm not here I love to visit my family just down the road in Somerset. I'm a big music fan and I'm fortunate enough to be heading back to my spiritual home of Glastonbury this year, I love to travel and discover new places. I'll stop now because this sounds like a Tinder bio🙃

Looking forward to getting to know you all and help with any questions you may have.

Amy 😁
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You're welcome here @ripalto1.

I wonder what electrical issue in the USA resulted in you being directed to a UK website?!

From previous communications with others across the Pond, I'm aware that you have an Electrical Code.

Here, most of our electrical requirements are in "Approved Documents, Part-P" which is a very useful specification derived from the requirements of our Building Act, 1984; (with later Amendments).

Mains Electrical Installations (above 50v) and any gas-pipework, must be installed and signed off by an accredited professional. All other aspects of building work may be attempted by untrained people. I'm a self-builder, which means I'm doing all the work on my own house.
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Welcome Cal!

Great to have you on board, thanks for introducing yourself!

We have a few PAYG topics on the go, so why not check them out and share your experiences with others!!

Many thanks again for getting involved.

Darran
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Hi everyone

I'm Shane, I love movies / Music and think I have an eclectic mix of music and movies that I enjoy

I work in IT and will edit this later on to add more. Just at work at the mo


Hi Shane

A big welcome to the forum! Great to have you on board. Nice work on adding a pic and posting your first comment.

We hope you'll enjoy being part of the forum. Its growing fast and we want to make sure you and all our other users are able to chat and talk about issues or ask each other questions along the way.

There's plenty going on, so join in!

Darran
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Hi @garfield59, welcome to our OVO forum family!

We hope you will enjoy getting involved in some of the conversations going on here. Why not start by introducing yourself below. I'm sure our other users would love to hear from you!

Darran
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Welcome @Pete632!

Great to have you on board. With the solar panels, it will be great to see how you get on with tjem and hopefully you can help orhers and share your experience.

I think we have a couple of topics about them already so its great to have another solar user here.

Enjoy getting involved!

Darran
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Yes I echo @Tim_OVO in welcoming you to the forum @Bigmh!

Great to see so many of you introducing yourselves on this topic. So good to get to know more about you guys.

I meant to ask @mjcharlton71 which EV do you have? What's it actually like to drive, how often do you have to charge it?

Darran
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Hi @rafealsivar Welcome to our forum!

Make sure you add a profile picture and update your profile so we can all get to know you better.

If you have a question about OVO or your energy, make sure you use the search bar to see if its something another user has already asked, we have a lot of conversations and questions already on the forum, so you may well find what you are looking for.

The forum is a space for our users to help each other. If when you are looking around you see a user has posted a question or comment and you feel you can help, or would like to give your opinion, then get posting.

Myself and the moderators are also around if you need us. Our superusers @Aadil and @Mattj3135 are also on hand if you need anything.

Hope this helps, we hope you enjoy being part of our forum family and look forward to seeing you getting involved. :)

Darran
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Hi all
My name is Cal McNeill, Im from Belfast but now live in Wymondham, Norwich.
Im married with 4 children, and have been an OVO customer for around 1 year.
Joined OVO due to the price they had on PAYG, and love that I can top up using their mobile app rather than having to find a paypoint shop.
Any contact I have had with the OVO team, has been professional and courteous.
Its a fantastic idea to have this forum as an informal way to ask questions, get advice and share experiences.
Look forward to seeing how the forum develops


Ahh, Cal - my entire family are from Northern Ireland so I know Belfast well (I'm hoping you mean Belfast in Northern Ireland rather than Wales!). Have you ever visited Bangor or Lurgan?

Lucy
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Hello,
I'm David and I'm generally retired except for being a Trustee of a Hospice and for a small local charity. My wife & I live near the south coast and sailing has been an important part of my life although walking has now taken over and we are frequent visitors to Northumberland (great walking and to see grandchildren).
My background is in industrial and domestic energy utilisation.


Welcome, DavidSY! We hope you're just as excited about the forum as we are!

I absolutely love the beach (especially Croyde and Saunton Sands) so I'm very jealous that you live near the South Coast. It's interesting to hear about your background too - I reckon that will definitely come in handy on the forum.

Looks like your profile is nearly complete - just set a profile picture and fill in the sections you’re interested in and you’ll be good to go!

Happy posting,
Lucy
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Afternoon all!

Michael here, living up in Newcastle upon Tyne, working for the NHS to support medical types with their IT issues!

Like single malt whisky, mountain bikes, decent food, and the excellent micro brewery that's about 138 seconds walk from my front door! Just need to add some bio info to the profile on here now... wonder if I could find anyone working in IT to help?!

Married to the current Mrs Michael, who drives a nice EV for which Ovo currently supply electricity to keep us gliding around in.

Oh, and "Introduce Yourself" by Faith No More is one of the greatest pieces of music ever, so this is me introducing myself!

PS. I use exclamation marks a bit too much!


Welcome to the forum, mjcharlton71!

I have to say, I love that you have a micro brewery that’s only 138 seconds from your house. 🆒 - I’m not such a huge fan of whiskey though!

Fab to hear that Mrs Michael works for us and I’ll have to check out that song as I’ve not heard it before. Looking forward to seeing you getting stuck in on the forum!

Lucy
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Hi guys and girls,
I'm from the north west. Although originally from Staffordshire. I've got more jobs too do than time to do them, like most parents!

Had no problems with ovo since joining and have saved myself around 15 hours over the past year in not going to top up! Thank you ovo, that's two rooms decorated with that saving 🆒

Great to meet you all. Hopefully we can help each other and offer hints and tips. Problems shared are, well no longer problems, but learning opportunities.


Hi I'm crystal from Scunthorpe .
I'm a carer that makes jewellery sometimes .
I live with my daughter and a huge mutt ( yes I am talking about the dog )
I'm a PAYG customer .
Loving the spring weather and hoping to get out and about a bit


Welcome to the forum guys!

Lucy
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Hi everyone,

This is Tim here, a moderator for the brand new OVO Forum. I work in OVO’s head office in Bristol, and I’m very excited to be part of the chat - get involved!

I’m a very tall, very loud, music lover and I love a good photo of a meter set up. The more cables and pipes the better. Oh and my favourite tune has to be the disco classic “Thinking of you” by Sister Sledge. What do you think?

Tim
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Hi everyone

My name is Emma and I live in South Wales. I am a married mother of two, who has been with OVO for almost a year.

I have recently graduated from the Open University and have been fortunate enough to live in England and Germany before returning to South Wales.

I was a pay monthly customer but had a smart meter fitted back in October, so now no longer have to worry about remembering to provide meter readings!
I was part of the online group that discussed forum elements before this forum went live, and look forward to seeing its membership grow.


Welcome to the forum, Emma, and thanks for telling us a bit about yourself. Congratulations on the recent graduation - what did you study, out of interest?

As a Pay monthly customer with smart meters, I reckon a lot of user topics will be right up your street. So hopefully this forum will be a great place to answer any queries you might have, and allow you to share your knowledge and experience with other users.

Who knows, with all that engagement, you might be the first user to earn a second badge! ;)

Tim
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Thanks for the welcome Tim

I have been awarded a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology - now I just need to decide what to do with it!

Am not sure I have any knowledge to share - our smart meter installation was stress-free, and its been doing what it has supposed to do so far, so been rather easy here. Will do my best to help where I can though.

Regards

Emma


Nice one, Emma - we'll hold off making you our first point of contact for any IT queries. It sounds like you're busy enough!

Any experience of our smart meters, IHD's, playing with My OVO etc is great, so keep your eyes peeled for any new topics from other users!

Tim
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I am 81 years young. I have three grandsons aged 12, 8 and 5. I am an active person who likes walking and outdoor pursuits. I enjoy using my computer and my I-pad and during winter evenings Zi like to do jigsaws.

Welcome to the OVO Forum, @Bigmh :$

I've actually moved your comment to the 'Introduce yourself' topic, so other users can learn a bit more about you. Have a good look around and I'm looking forward to you getting involved!

Tim
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Thanks for the welcome Tim

I have been awarded a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Information Technology - now I just need to decide what to do with it!

Am not sure I have any knowledge to share - our smart meter installation was stress-free, and its been doing what it has supposed to do so far, so been rather easy here. Will do my best to help where I can though.

Regards

Emma
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Hi there, my name is Milford Blanchard.
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Hi all, my name is Charlotte, friends know me as Char, Chaz or Moo (dont ask), although i prefer Char -but don't tell my mum, she hates it!

I'm now living in Neath (south Wales) although i come from the lovely Bristol. Currently vetween jobs, having recently finished working in Bristol, but have a new job lined up in Swansea, so i can hopefully meet people local to me. I LOVE the beach, and spend pretty much all my free time at one of my many local beaches.

Looking forward to getting involved in the OVO Forum 😃
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Also we worked in an animal rescue for a number of years and I think that rubbed off on us a bit, both dogs, the snake and most of the ferrets are from rescues.

I love that so many of your pets are rescue animals! Hubby wants a kitten but i think we should get a rescue cat
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I am 81 years young. I have three grandsons aged 12, 8 and 5. I am an active person who likes walking and outdoor pursuits. I enjoy using my computer and my I-pad and during winter evenings Zi like to do jigsaws.

Welcome to the forum @Bigmh and thank you for your introduction 🙂 it's a pleasure to meet you!

It's wonderful to hear you're so active and up to date with technology which you enjoy using. Do you have a favourite puzzle?

Do you have any niggling questions you want to ask?

Have a wonderful weekend
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Hi my name is Polly and I have been with Ovo for around a year and a half now.
I was lucky enough to have been invited to visit Ovo last Friday, along with 3 others including @Aadil, for a tour of the place and to meet some of the amazing people who work there, We had lunch with @Darran_OVO and @Lucy_OVO and had a thoroughly brilliant day.
Thanks guys! :D:D


Hey @Polly welcome to the forum! Its great to hear you had a wonderful day at OVO HQ, im gutted i didnt make it in to meet you but hopefully there will be another chance to do so soon.

Hope youre ok and finding the forum useful too.

BW

Matt

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