Britain’s National Grid pays people to use less energy.
Britain’s National Grid said it would pay customers to use fewer lights on Monday and Tuesday evenings. This will be the first time a new scheme has been implemented designed to help prevent power shortages.
More than a million households and businesses have signed up for the Demand Flexibility Service (DFS), which rewards people. This is usually an off-bill for turning off appliances such as ovens and dishwashers during a time when electricity demand is high.
The National Grid warned in October that homes could face three-hour continuous power cuts this winter. If the country can’t afford enough gas and electricity, launch DFS as part of your toolbox to help prevent cuts.
The service, which was recently trialed but was previously inactive. Service will start from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, adding that Such a move does not mean electricity is at risk. and advised the public not to worry
The National Grid has urged those who register to reduce their electricity use between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
The measure was announced to “Make sure everyone gets the electricity they need,” National Grid ESO’s head of regulator Craig Dyke told BBC Radio on Monday. It added that 26 suppliers have signed up for the project.
Temperatures below freezing have been recorded across most of the UK in recent days. The National Weather Service’s Met Office issued severe weather warnings for snow and ice last week.
However, a separate measure calling for accelerated operation of coal-fired power plants as their power reserves was suspended on Monday evening. As the supply picture improves, a National Grid spokesman told Reuters by phone.
Jonathan Brearley, chief executive of British energy regulator Ofgem, said the overall outlook for the country’s electricity supply had improved since the National Grid first warned of possible power cuts.
He said high European gas stocks and improvements in the operations of France’s nuclear power plants were “unsafe”. This usually supplies electricity to England through multiple power links. It has reduced the risk of procurement.
However, “as today’s events show… We need to be vigilant and vigilant about what might happen in the future,” he said at a government event on Monday.