🚫💷 “Turn off to earn”
🏘 Households will be paid for reducing their electricity use for the first time today under plans being drawn up by the National Grid.
❄️ As temperatures are expected to plummet to -2C, ramping up pressure on Britain’s power network, its operator is planning to ask consumers to use less electricity between 5pm & 6pm to help it manage supplies.
📊 Around a million people have signed up to the scheme, under which they will be paid as much as £10 per day to use less electricity at certain times.
🧺 This could mean avoiding running a washing machine or dishwasher during that period.
🔥 In a further sign of the strain on the energy supply, National Grid has also asked for extra coal-fired power plants to supply back-up electricity.