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Britons who sat in dark during National Grid switch off scheme ‘offered as little as 6p back’

Despite being promised a rebate of up to £20 by the National Grid, some of those who took part say they were offered just a few pence

Emily Atkinson
Thursday 26 January 2023 21:00 GMT
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Britons have told of sitting in the dark for an hour during a scheme to prevent power blackouts, only to be find they will get as little as 6p off their energy bills.

Since November, certain UK households and businesses were paid to reduce their electricity use as coal plants were set on standby in case electricity supplies fell too low.

The Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) was launched by the National Grid’s Electricity System Operator (ESO) to help reduce peak demand during times when supplies are tighter than usual.

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