Join the National Grid Demand Flexibility Service with equiwatt!

Super excited to announce that we are an approved provider for the new National Grid Demand Flexibility Service (DFS), which means up to 3x more points could be passed on to you during specific National Grid DFS aligned equivents! :tada:

As a community already used to saving peak time energy, this exciting new initiative gives you an even greater opportunity to help the planet and modernize the UK grid whilst saving money!

To take part you just need a connected Smart Meter with half-hourly readings.

Please click here to find out how these events would work. Feel free to use this thread to clarify any further questions you have about this new initiative!

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Brilliant going from strength to strength

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Octopus Energy are also an approved provider of the demand flexibility service and invited their customers to opt in for potential benefits. Can I opt in to both the Octopus Energy and Equiwatt DFS events when I receive advanced notice for them?

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The regs only allow opt in to one or the other (octo or equiwatt) I am working out which works out better but need a few to run to compare.

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@Oliver_Dawson Like @Arfan_Bhatti said, you can only get paid via one as it’s the same scheme. But you can try both in different events. We’re hoping to offer the smoothest experience & the best rewards to you guys (we’ve been doing this for years!).

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@mahen Thank you for confirming. I’ll stick with one next time. The trial showed that equiwatt has the edge in terms of potential returns.

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I’m definitely biased but I’d say that we do too :grin:

Do you operate the smart plugs as well for these events? I turned them off manually yesterday before the equiwatt notification arrived as I wasn’t sure whether you did and I think that resulted in zero points from the plugs. However, the smart meter returned 44 points which is similar to normal equivents.

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Hi @Oliver_Dawson, we do turn them off for these events as well, but you don’t get points through them, they’re all added to the Smart Meter points. So turning them off manually accomplishes the same really.

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