Raising awareness of National Grid scheme and advice to reduce energy bills this Winter

I am raising awareness of a new scheme developed by The National Grid and advice to help residents and local businesses save money on their energy bills.  

The National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) will incentivise consumers and businesses to reduce their power consumption at certain times if needed to help balance the national network. The Electricity System Operator has said it will run 12 demonstration tests with each electricity supplier and aggregator between November and March 2023. It expects a typical household could save approximately £100 across the 12 demonstration tests.  

There is lots of energy saving advice available on the Government’s Help for Households website. Help for Households also explains the winter heating payments and other support available to see us through the winter months.  

There have been pressures on energy coming out of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The rising cost of living is a real worry for hard working and struggling households here in Dover & Deal and across the country as a whole. 

The National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service is part of the Grid’s programme at looking at how British energy supplies can be best managed this winter. This, alongside other advice schemes and practical tips like installing a smart meter, can help some households and businesses to save money. I would encourage everyone to check the Government’s website Help for Households to see what financial support and guidance is available to help manage bills this winter. 




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