Off peak energy rebate scheme begins 23 January, National Grid confirms

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National Grid is launching its first session of its off peak energy rebate scheme, the Demand Flexibility Service, at 5pm on Monday 23 January, following fears over power supplies. The off peak energy rebate scheme has been introduced to reduce the risk of rolling blackouts this winter.

The Demand Flexibility Service was first announced in winter 2022, and will ask customers to avoid using electricity during peak usage hours throughout the winter months. In return they will receive rebates on their energy bills.

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