Last winter we ran our first Turn Down and Save service. During periods of high strain on the electricity grid, Loop users were paid to use less, all funded through National Grid’s Demand Flexibility Service. Together the Loop community made a huge difference, with over 20,000 customers signing up to take part and over £100,000 paid out!
As we’ve moved into summer we’ve tracked how much carbon dioxide is being emitted to make electricity for the grid. This ‘carbon intensity’ has really varied since winter: from sunny, windy days when electricity is generated from renewables through to days when coal plants have had to switch on.
What can Loop do to help? Well, if our users can use less during the most polluting times and more during the high renewables time, then our users’ emissions will fall. That’s why we’re launching Summer Turn Down and Save!