One million families win cash back from electricity switch-off trends now

One million families win cash back from electricity switch-off trends now
One million families win cash back from electricity switch-off trends now

One million families win cash back from electricity switch-off trends now

One million families win cash back from electricity switch-off: Homeowners rush to join power-saving scheme that pays people to turn off their appliances and lights The Demand Flexibility Scheme (DFS) offers cash for reducing electricity use The voluntary switch-off scheme was trialed by Britain's biggest energy firms  It went live last night as people reduced electricity use between 5 and 6pm 

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Households have rushed to sign up to a scheme that pays them to turn off washing machines, ovens, dishwashers and even the lights.

As many as one million are thought to have taken part in a mass electricity switch-off last night with a similar figure expected today.

Demand to take part has been so high some energy companies are turning people away as trial schemes are ‘full’.

It came as the National Grid said that the switch-off could become a feature of British life in winter.

Households have rushed to sign up to a scheme that pays them to turn off washing machines, ovens, dishwashers and even the lights

Households have rushed to sign up to a scheme that pays them to turn off washing machines, ovens, dishwashers and even the lights

It went live on a national scale last night when people were asked to reduce their electricity use for one hour, between 5pm and 6pm

It went live on a national scale last night when people were asked to reduce their electricity use for one hour, between 5pm and 6pm

The Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) is a voluntary scheme where households can be rewarded with cash for reducing electricity use at peak periods.

Britain’s biggest energy firms, including Octopus, British Gas and E.on, have run a series of trials under the scheme, which is operated by National Grid ESO. 

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