Customers to again be paid for not using electricity as Ofgem approves Demand Flexibility Service for this winter

Households and businesses can again be paid for cutting electricity use during times of high consumption.

Last winter, £11m was paid out to the 1.6 million participants of the demand flexibility service (DFS).

The Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) will once more be in operation this winter, from 30 October, the energy regulator Ofgem and National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) have announced.

Homes with smart meters, an electronic device measuring electricity use, can sign up to the scheme as can businesses large and small.

It’s the second time the service is being offered in Britain, after it was first brought in last year.

Read more:
What is the Demand Flexibility Service and how can I save £100 off my energy bill if I sign up?


The DFS will help reduce demand when the grid comes under pressure during peak times this winter.

It can be useful when low amounts are being generated by renewables and demand is high, especially during cold periods and at peak evening times.

Post Credit : Sky News

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