Demand Flexibility Service to kick in tonight due to high energy demands

A smart meter being used with the Demand Flexibility Service next to a sink
The Demand Flexibility Service is being introduced for the first time this winter by the National Grid (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Demand Flexibility Service is to kick in for the first time this winter as the National Grid tries to curtail energy use to avoid shortages. This could mean homeowners make money back on their energy bills as part of the scheme.

It was announced by the National Grid that "electricity supply margins are expected to be tighter than normal" on Wednesday evening meaning that between 5-6.30pm homeowners could receive money back and other rewards by using less electricity.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.