Demand Flexibility Service: How to get paid for switching off your electric

A woman drinking a glass of red win at a kitchen table by candlelight with all the electrics turned off
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When the National Grid's Demand Flexibility Service is rolled out, householders can get paid for limiting their power usage between peak hours. 

Those signed up could potentially pocket up to £3 per kWh for turning off their electricity, or reducing their power consumption during these times. This figure may vary depending on your energy supplier.

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Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.