Introduce yourself

  • 10 February 2017
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New to the OVO community? Click here for a quick tour! 


After that, we’d love to know a bit more about you…

 

Are you an engineer bursting with technical know-how?

 

An EV owner wanting some tips on our smart charger or V2G charger?

 

Just had a smart meter fitted?

 

Let’s get the ball rolling…..


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(I also live in a residential hotel, so "N/A" about utility questions)
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(I don't own a computer/device--I have to use a library computer--so I am unable to post a photo for my Profile)
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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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Hi!
I am new to this site and discovered it online when I had a concern about an electrical issue. I live in the U.S. and like the
ambience on the Forum. I do event staffing for a living and art is my favorite pastime. I look forward to getting more acquainted
with fellow Forum posters here. : )
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Hey Everyone!

I'm Emily, and have recently joined the team and have been working with Tim, Nancy, Eva and Amy, and I'll be joining the forum as a moderator also. I also work within our Bristol head office and I've been with OVO Energy working within call centre for almost 4 years!!

I'm a mum to a little toddler, so when I'm not working it's a busy day with park trips, soft plays and activities. I also enjoy shopping, a good spa day with the girls and date nights with my husband!

I'm looking forward to getting up to speed on the forum, and speaking with you all.

Emily 🙂
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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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Welcome to the forum @Page!

Great to hear you have an EV. We have lots of conversations on here already covering which EV's people have, good and bad charging stories etc! Hope you enjoy getting involved.

As @ITGeek123 mentioned, it would be great if you could post a new topic in this section, to tell others about your experience of owning an EV:

https://forum.ovoenergy.com/owning-an-ev-87

You can have a read of all the great articles already in here to give you some inspiration!!

@ITGeek123's was even shared in a marketing email campaign and on Twitter, he's practically famous! Haha!!



What! I was on Twitter? haha! That's news to me 😛 I feel privileged
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Welcome to the forum @Page!

Great to hear you have an EV. We have lots of conversations on here already covering which EV's people have, good and bad charging stories etc! Hope you enjoy getting involved.

As @ITGeek123 mentioned, it would be great if you could post a new topic in this section, to tell others about your experience of owning an EV:

https://forum.ovoenergy.com/owning-an-ev-87

You can have a read of all the great articles already in here to give you some inspiration!!

@ITGeek123's was even shared in a marketing email campaign and on Twitter, he's practically famous! Haha!!
Thank for the replies,

I have a 30kW Tekna Leaf, I find that the car is relaxing to drive and is feels effortless on the road. At home there is a Podpoint charger which has performed flawlessly for a year now.

Now its winter its great not having to scrap in the mornings, remote preheat is great....
The worst thing is going back to driving a ICE car, the vibration, noise and changing gear.

My employers are in the process of installing some chargers at work as there seems to be more EV's in the car park now. A mixture of Leafs, i3, Outlanders and a couple of Tesla model S.
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Good morning @PeterR1947 😁

Yes @PeterR1947 Is lucky to have the 40Kwh Leaf while I am here rocking the old school 24Kwh 😘
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Hi @Page welcome to the forum from me, I'm also an EV driver, I have a 40Kwh Nissan Leaf Tekna, my first EV. Would be great to hear about your driving experiences and which EV you have. As suggested by @ITGeek123 post in our EV section

Peter
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Hello @Page Welcome to the forum and glad to hear you are an EV Everywhere customer like myself 🙂 Please, share your experience driving your EV on our forum by posting a new topic in the Owning an EV section on the forum 🙂
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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Hey @monna1234 - I've moved your post here where you can introduce yourself!
Hello Iam New Member
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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 🙂
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Hi @liaemars! Welcome to the Forum 🙂
Hi everybody, I'm Lia. Nice to meet you!
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@jonas I echo @Transparent's welcome!

Great to see you signing up. How long have you been an OVO Customer?

Also I checked and your topic had gone into spam, I have moved it now so its live on the forum!!

Look forward to getting to know you!

Darran
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Hi @jonas,

Thanks for popping in to say hello :)

I had a look at your Forum Profile to see if you'd filled in any background info about yourself.... but not yet, I see. So it would be great to know a bit more about you, and what's prompted you towards this Forum, please.

I did note that you'd (tried) to start a new Topic "Creative ways to use e-waste ", but the link doesn't work.

I'm just tagging a couple of the Moderators, @Tim_OVO and @Eva_OVO to find out why.

Sometimes a posting ends up in the anti-spam trap when it shouldn't do. One hint I'll give you is try to avoid inserting links to other websites until a Topic is up and running. A new member sending in something sending readers to an external site can look very like spam to the auto-bot.
Hello everyone. I am new here.!!
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Hi @Jackie_Treehouse - it's great to see you on the forum getting involved!
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Hi Everyone
I'm Jackie and have been with OVO for around 4 years - why would you change? I check out the competition every year, but no-one can compete.
I worked for the NHS as an HR Programme Manager until recently and now enjoy a life of leisure. I am married with a grown up daughter and 2 cats and I live in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. I spend far too much time researching family histories, love history, reading and playing computer games.
I am on pay monthly with a smart meter.
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Welcome to the forum @User4!

Check out this link for all In Home Display (IHD) troubleshooting queries; https://www.ovoenergy.com/help/in-home-display-troubleshooting. Just let us know if you can't find what you're looking for.

Lucy
I have been looking for a box in which I can introduce myself but to no avail. Is it me???
I came to OVO from the dreaded BG a few years ago and have had Smart Meters fitted a year ago. The installer never left me with instructions on how to interrogate the remote. Some two months ago I called OVO and was told that an email would be sent with the instructions attached. No such email has arrived. Perhaps there are no instructions or need for any.

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