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    Tomorrow is the first evening those with smart meter and certain suppliers may need to conserve energy.

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/n...t-plan-7871243

    The National Grid's emergency blackout plans to help conserve power amid shortages and avoid winter blackouts could be launched as soon as tomorrow. A decision will be finalised by 2.30pm today (Nov 28), according to the National Grid, on whether to roll out its Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) from Tuesday.

    The activation of the scheme would see Brits be rewarded for using less power during peak times. It was announced earlier this month and has been developed to ease strain on the National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) by allowing it to access additional flexibility when national demand is at its highest - which is said to be during winter.

    In the past two weeks, the scheme has been tested twice but has not yet been operated as a live event, according to The Mirror. A spokesperson for National Grid ESO said: "What has happened is that the ESO has issued an indicative notice on BMRS to alert demand flexibility service providers that we may issue a requirement at 2:30pm for the use of DFS tomorrow night.
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

    #2
    I am not sure if the off peak discount is a good idea
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    "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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      #3
      Well Shell Energy isn't taking part, so we'll run that washing machine and turn on that kettle as usual.
      "I can put any old tat in my sig, put quotes around it and attribute to someone of whom I've heard, to make it sound true."
      - Voltaire/Benjamin Franklin/Anne Frank...

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        #4
        Every time we have a week of single digit temperatures or below, combined with very low winds (think frost and fog days), we will have power cuts. Pretty sure of that.
        First Law of Contracting: Only the strong survive

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          #5
          Time to drag the petrol generator up from the garage by the sound of things.
          When the fun stops, STOP.

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            #6
            I knew there had to be something dodgy about smart meters. Glad we never took up the option - even though we were offered a free Costa coffee!

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              #7
              Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post
              I knew there had to be something dodgy about smart meters. Glad we never took up the option - even though we were offered a free Costa coffee!
              Get a new smart meter and in return we will send you a box of candles
              First Law of Contracting: Only the strong survive

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                #8
                Originally posted by HoofHearted View Post
                I knew there had to be something dodgy about smart meters. Glad we never took up the option - even though we were offered a free Costa coffee!
                That all?

                The reason for smart meters is so they can change you to prepayment easily.

                Don't get all your household get ill/sick and go in to hospital for ages now..............

                https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-63746955
                "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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                  #9
                  Our daily electric use is around £7. I do wonder what the Grid can "reward" me to make it worthwhile turning off the TV, computers, washing machine etc at so-called peak time. Maybe they'll give me a quid back?

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                    #10
                    Add that to the very long list of reasons to resist the smart* meter for as long as possible.

                    *And as we all should know by now, they are anything but smart.
                    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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