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British Gas Owner Centrica To Offer Free Power

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:12 am    Post subject: British Gas Owner Centrica To Offer Free Power Reply with quote

British Gas Owner Centrica is reportly to offer free power to customers on Saturdays to encourage energy use demand is low.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10214956/British-Gas-plans-to-offer-free-electricity-on-Saturdays.html

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Nothing is never free. Obviously this is a way to try and calm down the complaints customers have been saying for years. I guess it'll be rolled out across all energy suppliers once it's been looked at? One thing - it'll wont stop price increases.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: British Gas Owner Centrica To Offer Free Power Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
British Gas Owner Centrica is reportly to offer free power to customers on Saturdays to encourage energy use demand is low.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10214956/British-Gas-plans-to-offer-free-electricity-on-Saturdays.html

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Nothing is never free. Obviously this is a way to try and calm down the complaints customers have been saying for years. I guess it'll be rolled out across all energy suppliers once it's been looked at? One thing - it'll wont stop price increases.


Once everybody has been given a "smart" meter (it's scheduled to take another seven years) they will be able to vary the cost on a daily or time of day basis according to demand and supply conditions, unless you are on a fixed tariff.

Low cost power during off-peak times is nothing new, of course (Economy 7 from the old days of the nationalised industry - which is still used, although I have noticed, in my research for our impending house move, that the benefit of that is often outweighed by a higher daytime cost than if you are on a single tariff)
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