On Tuesday 24 January, some people were able to start the energy-saving scheme. This scheme is aimed at reducing the demand for electricity during peak hours, to try and avoid blackouts in the future.
The scheme is officially called the Demand Flexibility Service and involves numerous energy suppliers that will pay customers a small bonus If they use less electricity at a particular time.
To take part in this scheme you will need to have an electricity smart meter installed and your electricity provider needs to offer the scheme. Some providers may have already reached out if you're eligible for the scheme, but reach out if you'd like to take part.
Different electricity providers will have different criteria for those eligible to sign up and how much they pay for saving energy.