If you’re in the UK and one of British Gas’ customers that have a smart meter, you might be able to get free electricity every Saturday.
As a bid to encourage customers to use more of their electricity on the weekends, when demand from businesses is much lower, the energy company is said to already be piloting the project, with a larger group of users getting access to it in 2014.
British Gas customers who agree to the program will get a full 24 hours of free electricity every Saturday, which may let them offset some of their energy costs, although many household appliances, such as refrigerators or freezers, aren’t able to be operated only on Saturdays.
“In addition to being good for customers, they [free power days] are good for carbon reduction by reducing peak power generation that is disproportionately higher in carbon dioxide emissions.” – Sam Laidlaw, chief executive of Centrica
If you end up being part of the program, the Telegraph has 10 ways that customers can take advantage of the free electricity scheme.
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