5 December 2022
Dunne urges households to reduce energy use and earn cash

South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne is encouraging local households to save money off their energy bills by cutting their electricity consumption using National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service.

The Demand Flexibility Service, which was approved by Ofgem at the beginning of November, offers individuals and businesses the chance to earn money by simply reducing non-essential energy use for up to a couple of hours a day.

According to the Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE), the introduction of the Demand Flexibility Service will serve as an incredibly useful tool to help electricity bill payers navigate the challenging winter months. The Service has the potential to demonstrate the enormous – and as yet untapped – potential of domestic Demand Side Response, as well as the importance of industrial and commercial flexibility in maintaining a safe and secure electrical grid as we move rapidly towards decarbonisation.

Philip Dunne said:

“As we all face the challenge of higher energy bills fuelled by Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, it is welcome news that the National Grid have now launched the Demand Flexibility Service that will reduce our national energy consumption and save households money.

“If you do not currently have a smart meter, which is required for you to take part in the money-saving scheme, you can get in touch with your energy provider to find out if you are eligible”.