I tried the Octopus Energy saving sessions - can sitting in the dark really save you £100 off your bill? Households are being promised savings if they cut back their electricity use during certain peak hours. It seems like a no-brainer amid an energy crisis that has left millions struggling with their monthly payments - but does it work?
Coal power stations warmed up for third time this week as UK cold snap persists
National Grid put Drax and EDF’s West Burton generator on standby, with the latter stood down at 5am
National Grid plan: 'We should earn £10 by turning everything off'
Some people can cut back on electricity to get a bonus payment, but some will earn very little.
£1m paid to Octopus Energy customers as part of power saving scheme
Supplier says 400,000 customers took part, reducing their electricity use for a designated 90-minute period
People will be paid to switch off radiators, ovens and washing machines today
Part of a scheme to avoid blackouts is being activated for the first time.
Cold weather triggers money-off energy scheme
Some households who cut peak-time electricity use on Monday will get discounts on their bills.
National Grid to pay households to use less electricity, as coal-fired power generators put on standby
National Grid ESO says the move is not a sign that electricity supplies are at risk and insists "people should not be worried".
More than a million homes to be paid to switch off energy tonight
The National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) is to use its demand flexibility service (DFS) live for the first time