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Summer Turn Down and Save 2023 is now over  

This summer there were ten Turn Down and Save events. All participants who used less energy during the event entered a prize draw for £200.  Those who shared their experiences on social using #TurnDownAndSave received extra entries. Everyone taking part was also be entered into our Carbon Hero draw for an amazing £2000 at the end of the scheme. Events took place when the UK’s electricity grid is at its most polluting – typically in the morning and late evening.


By taking part and turning down, participants helped cut the carbon emissions of the grid.

Frequently Asked Questions

If your question isn’t listed below, please check out our full list of FAQs here.


Why Turn Down and Save?

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!


How do I take part in Summer Turn Down and Save?

If you’re already a Loop user, simply submit your email address here to join the scheme. Once you’ve joined the scheme, there is no need to opt in to each individual event.  We’ll assume you are taking part.


If you’re not a Loop user, sign up to Loop! Then, we’ll email you details on how to join the scheme.


The evening before an event, we’ll let you know via email. We’re making the Summer Turn Down and Save scheme super simple, so there’s no need to opt-in to the individual event. After it’s ended we’ll let you know how you did and everyone who reduces their use is entered into the event’s prize draw. 


Over the summer there’s an amazing £4000 of prizes to be won!


What prizes are on offer?


We have two separate types of prize draw running for Summer Turn Down and Save.


  1. For each event there is a £200 prize draw on offer. If you take part in an event, you receive:
    • 1 entry if you reduce your use compared to your baseline (see FAQs) between 0% and 10%
    • 2 entries if you reduce your use between 11% and 20%
    • 3 entries if you reduce your use between 21% and 30%
    • 4 entries if you reduce your use between 31% and 40%
    • 5 entries if you reduce your use by over 40%

The prize draw will be held within one week of each event with the winner notified by email.


2. At the end of the scheme we will also hold an overall prize draw with an amazing £2000 prize. You will receive one entry into this draw for each entry you receive into individual events.  So the more energy you save during the events, the more entries you will get.  Time to get saving. 


Who can sign up?

Summer Turn Down and Save is available to everyone with an electricity smart meter.


If you don’t have a Loop account already, click here to set up your free Loop account – once your account is active we’ll email you with instructions on how to sign up to our Summer Turn Down and Save scheme.


Cut your impact and earn the chance to win £2000 or more

“This app makes it so much easier to track energy usage than my current provider’s app. There is so much useful advice provided by the service, eg ‘phantom load’, which identified where I was wasting fuel. Finally, the (Winter 2022/23) Turn Down & Save events really made me think about my usage and showed just how easy it was to reduce it. The Amazon vouchers were a real bonus.”

Janet, Loop user