Fancy being paid to sit in the dark shivering?

Started by klondike, June 28, 2022, 07:54:45 AM

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klondike

Those struggling with the ongoing cost of living crisis may be paid to not use energy at all in the hopes of averting rolling blackouts.

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/06/27/energy-crisis-poor-may-be-paid-to-not-use-electricity-as-blackout-fears-grow/

The plan is another reported method authorities in the UK are considering to avert the possibility of rolling blackouts this winter, an eventuality described as being a real possibility as a result of energy shortages brought about by European overreliance on Russian gas exports.

According to a report by The Times, the plan proposed by the National Grid would allow households with smart meters to receive payment for dropping their usage during peak times, such as when people often cook, clean and do laundry.

Payments could consist of up to £6 (~$7.40) per kilowatt-hour saved, with one trial run of the scheme seemingly rendering some positive results.

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Michael Rolls

bloody stupid - but what can one expect?
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Raven

They can pay me for sitting in the dark if they like, :yahoo: we often watch the telly just by the firelight in the winter evenings. :smiley: Seems cozy somehow and been doing it for years now. :upvote:

klondike

I suspect that the deal may be reducing your usage at the required time this year over what you used last year or something similar rather than just paying low users.

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Raven

Quote from: klondike on June 28, 2022, 11:02:34 AMI suspect that the deal may be reducing your usage at the required time this year over what you used last year or something similar rather than just paying low users.

 :boo:  :boo:  :boo:

klondike

The reason I say that is that the article suggests a payment of £6 per kwh saved and the aim is to reduce the overall usage to avoid cuts so they must be looking at people using less than they normally would.

Anyway if you want to reduce usage you'd need to look more at turning off a 200w TV than 20w of LED lighting.

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Cassandra

Must have emanated from Brussels, they set gold standards at edicts like paying farmers to grow nothing etc.
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Diasi

Quote from: klondike on June 28, 2022, 11:02:34 AMI suspect that the deal may be reducing your usage at the required time this year over what you used last year or something similar rather than just paying low users.

Not at all, we took part in a trial scheme a while ago & we got rebates for the amount of electricty we used in the specific time slots under a certain set kWh level.
 
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klondike

Sounds good. Was it at or near the £6 per kWh mentioned?

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Scrumpy


I would not sit in the dark or cold ... I will use me gas/electricity as I always have.. 
Can't afford to pay sky high bills.. !!  That's alright.. they can cut me off. !! That would make good press..   Prison..!! Bring it on.. Free heating and meals.. and medical check up..
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