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Hi, I received my first gas and electricity bill last week, which was based on estimates since I had only provided a reading when I moved in. However, after realising I needed to submit monthly readings, I submitted the readings straight away and realised I was overcharged. In that month, I spent less energy than what was actually estimated. Will the amount I was charged for be adjust now that the real usage can be calculated? How will I be refunded for that? Many thanks for your help! Laura
Hello, I have a very old imperial meter made by Parkinson Cowan (Ser/ No S512290) that works in ft2. Would someone kindly help with the conversion to kwh please. I also would like to know if it measures in ft2 or 100ft2. This is an image, many thanks.
I too am on the Variable Simpler Energy Plan and have received an email that the prices are going to increase. They say the prices are based on November 2022 wholesale prices which were extremely high, but are advising switching to a Fixed Tariff, which I assume is based on November 2022 prices.Today the wholesale prices of energy are down 70% surely it must be better to be variable if the prices are going to drop, rather than tie myself into high November prices.August 2022 £320.00 / Megawatt. March 2023 £44.50 / Megawatt.
I am on Economy 7 from 12 to 7.. At precisely 7.00 a.m. every day tariff changes to daily rate as verified by smart meter console (which readings tally exactly with my bill every month). However the storage heaters do not switch off until 7.06. This means that every day I am charged for 6 minutes at the daytime rate when there should be no charge at all. The smart meter was fitted new a year ago. When I realised what was happening I contacted Ovo thinking this was a timing issue which could be remotely adjusted. Ovo however decided to send an engineer to check the meter, After they had twice cancelled the appointment they then decided to try the remote method. This didn`t work however so they decided to fit a new meter. They then cancelled this latest appointment and made another. Then the contractor (SMS) rang to cancel this one and made another, an engineer finally turning up with new meter last week. He was adamant however that the meter was not at fault, saying that it had been set
We have been waiting since October 2021 to get our single phase meter upgraded to 3 phase. Multiple delays from Ovo. Engineer attended site yesterday, but hadn't been told it was a 3 phase meter install, so had to leave site. Please can OVO help, we have been waiting 4 months now.
I am doing some works a house and I have what I believe is a redundant gas pipe. It’s right in the middle of the kitchen so I’d like to remove it. One has safety engineer said no problem, the other one said they can’t because it’s not the house pipe. What is the right answer?
My local area had its gas supply upgraded by northern gas from old pipes to new and when they did this they ran new gas pipes up to every property and capped them. If you used gas they attached your meter and everything was uncapped and back to normal. We do not use any gas in our property so our supply is capped outside our property to an empty white box. we still have the meter we always had inside the property but its not connected to a supply or any appliances (ie cooker, heating) it just sits there doing nothing. i spoke to someone at Ovo and they wanted £80 to remove it even though it’s not connected to any supply, so we left it in as the standing charge is about the same. We are at the end of our contract with OVO now and we will save money if we change supplier. My questions are....do I still have to pay for both gas and electric with the new supplier? Who does the redundant meter belong to when we do change?
So, some people are lucky enough, or unlucky enough depending on your lifestyle choices, to live in a house with a Dual-Rate meter. You probably didn't know you had one when you moved in. You checked the area, the schools, the bus-routes etc, but it didn't cross your mind to count the registers on your electricity meter. Of course not... No-one does that...Dual-Rate meters have TWO registers, Peak and Off-Peak, sometimes labelled Normal and Low, or even a cheerful little Sun and Moon. Off-Peak electricity is charged at close to HALF the unit rate.Lemme say that again. HALF. Half price electricity...Usually there are 7 hours of off-peak timing, which is why it's sometimes called Economy 7. Some people think it means Economy After 7pm. It doesn't...But are you Sure you know exactly WHEN your seven hours are? Many of them are Midnight til 7am, or 00:30 to 07:30... But there Are some weird and wonderful set-ups out there...There's even Economy 10, for example. Off peak electricity with tim
I have recently moved into my new property middle of July and have submitted the last 2 months meter readings and been told my electricity night meter readings are too high. I do not know why this is the case as I am asleep and everything is off, besides standby items like sky tv but I have always had these on standby and shouldn't make a difference. I have a smart meter being fitted next monday 17/9/18. Confused, any ideas?
Hard of hearing customer - how can I get help from OVO Customer Support? Named contact not able to make changes for me.
My elderly mother is severely hard of hearing and cannot cope with telephone calls now. She officially named/agreed with OVO for my brother to be her representative to deal with her account however he was told on a later call that he cannot discuss/change her direct debit as she asked him to do and that instead my mum would need to telephone(!) to get a WhatsApp number for collections (or whatever the payment dept calls themselves now) to do it herself. The other option offered was for my brother to become financially liable and be named on our mother’s bill. All my mum wants is to do is reduce the new direct debit amount as she is substantially in credit. It hasn’t helped that my mum has been telephoned by OVO since and had messages that she cannot understand and this whole experience has her sick with stress. What part of “cannot hear” does OVO not comprehend? Why can’t her representative actually represent her? We didn’t have this representative issue with a different power provid
Why can’t the App just put the fixed costs and VAT in the chart? Give us a true look of our costs. yes it’s good having the up to date variable but surely it’s easy to put in the fixed costs on a daily basis.This will give a true reflection of what the bill is going to look like.
Updated on 07/07/2023 by Abby_OVO The Warm Home Discount (WHD) is closed at the moment. We’ll update this page as soon as we gain information from the Government on WHD for winter 2023. How is Warm Home Discount (WHD) changing? Key changes in numbers WHD spending is increasing from £350 million to £475 million across all suppliers 780,000 more households will receive the rebate 560,000 more fuel poor households will get help The Warm Home discount rebate is increasing from £140 to £150 59% of recipients under the new scheme will be fuel poor compared to around 47% of recipients for the current scheme These changes will apply for the next four years. Changes for England and Wales Instead of having Core Group and Broader Group, these will now be Core Group 1 and Core Group 2. You can also check the website for the latest updates. Core Group 1 This group will be the same customers who were eligible for the previous Core Group, customers eligible for the Guaranteed Elem
In recent Budget the Govt have introduced measures that will require energy suppliers to charge pay-as-you-go (PAYG) meter customers the same energy Tariffs as they charge their DD payment customers. See following link to Martin Lewis website explaining these changes.https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2023/03/extra-costs-for-prepayment-meter-households-to-be-cut/As a DD customer with a smart meter considering cancelling my DD and moving to Pay On Demand (POD) i.e. monthly bill payment in full with no credit bakance, I'm being advised by the OVO collections team that this method of payment comes with a tariff and standing charge premium which will increase my annual bill by ca £250.Other threads on DD payments in this forum have discussed at length the need for OVO (and other energy suppliers) to recover costs of POD administration. Whether real or imagined these POD premiums are going to come into focus if PAYG customers are given rights to have their meter tariffs reduced to DD
As my picture shows, my gas meter reading is indeed correct and all are shown in the app. But all my electricity meter history is basically disappeared, and the meter reading from the Ovo webpage also disappeared too. I checked my recent bill, and all electricity bill is written as estimated, although the previous statement I got in the summer showed all the correct electricity meter reading. How does this happen? Is there anyone who has experienced a similar situation? Please let me know if you have any idea about this, thanks in advance!
On another thread I’ve been trying to make sense of OVO’s DD Algorithm as recent days have seen my recommended DD payment zooming down and then zooming up again. However one thing that surprised me when I looked at today’s DD recommendation is that is is currently being estimated over the next 12 months. See image below.Given, like lots of others I’m now a “Simply Energy” customer on a rolling variable tariff, I was surprise - if not a little shocked - to see OVO basing my current DDs on next winters demand for 2 reasons: Firstly how do they know I’ll still be an OVO customer in 6 months time, never mind 12 months time. Secondly, how do they know what energy prices will be from Oct 2023 to Mar 2024 and if they do why are they not offering customers the option to take out fixed term plans at this price (they are offering no fixed rate plans at this time).Is this “12 months’ time” DD adjustment a new thing or has it just been introduced? I think it must be new as my own forecast bal
My current plan ends on the 3rd Oct and was wondering that if I take up another 2yr plan as offered on my renewal page on myovo will the plan start the day I renew or the 3rd Oct and will I have to pay exit fees for my current plan?
So i’ve recieved the email telling me that Ovo Beyond, which I believe was supplying me with 100% renewable energy, will cease on the 13th March & be replaced by Greener Energy.The difference simply appears to be it will now cost me an extra £10 per month vs £6 per month now? The suggestion is the price is due to significant price increases ove the last few year but I’m already on a variable rate so my costs have gone up already. So what’s the additional £4 charge for? I’m all for supporting renewables but what are we paying an additional £48 per year for?
Putting aside that it’s now 14th Feb - that this payment was promised by the Government in October and that we’ve had to pay for 2 oil deliveries since then - I’ve seen all the posts, links and replies about HOW the Alternative Fuel Payment will be paid (via OVO) and when the payments will start (6th Feb) … I know that I SHOULD qualify as we have no mains gas to the village - but I don’t know for sure that OVO know that. ( …surely this is something that could have been confirmed sooner ? - but, putting that aside too - we are where we are ...)The most recent update suggests that OVO now has a list of supply numbers (MPAN) for applicable households - so, how, and more particularly WHEN, will it be possible to confirm that our address is included on the list ? - and - assuming that we are on the list (we certainly should be) how much longer will we need to wait to actually receive the payment ?
Hi, just switched to OVO from Scottish Power and I would like to change email address as my partner set up the account using her email but as I will be paying the bills I would like all correspondence sent straight to me rather than having to keep emailing my partner every time there is something to get done. Is this possible Thanks, Alex Aiken
I was an SSE customer for 9 years and had always managed my monthly direct debits succsessfully during that time. I was moved over to OVO automatically and my direct debit of £25.00 was accepted on 10th August, 2022. On the 11th August 2022 I received an email from OVO saying I hadn’t paid enough and saying I must pay £96.00 per month with immediate effect. I did then panic and cancelled the direct debit immediately as all I had in my bank account was just over £100 and OVO would have taken £96, leaving me with £7.00 to last me for food until the 24th of August! This massive 75% increase is not acceptable to me, I simply do not have the funds to pay it!. I am an OAP on State Pension live alone in a small flat. I use very little electricity compared to some users and hiking my direct debit like this is frightening. I have no idea now what to do. Can someone out there please help me? I don’t want to be in debt to OVO but how can I get them to see how badly this affecting me. I have vari
Like many other customers I am unable to see my usage in pounds as I could some time ago. This is very inconvenient as a pensioner I keep a close eye on my usage. I have contacted customer service via phone, chat etc to no avail, all they say is that it’s been passed to the technical team who will ring me!! They haven’t and it’s been a long time now. Any suggestions?
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