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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:12 PM

Households asked to put a wash on when its windy (UK Wind Energy)

EDF Energy has teamed up with Imperial College London to trial the new idea known as “day ahead electricity alerts”.

The year-long trial aims to find out whether people are prepared to do their washing, tumble drying, and other electricity intensive tasks on windy days or at off peak times when green power is cheap and plentiful.

The 1,000 customers taking part, who already have smart meters, will be told by text message or an alert on their smart meter display when they can expect electricity prices to be cheaper.

The results will be published next year, and if the trials are successful, they could pave the way for utilities to introduce new tariffs that encourage customers to make use of electricity at times when energy is at its cheapest or demand is at lowest.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/9868388/Households-asked-to-put-a-wash-on-when-its-windy.html

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Reply Households asked to put a wash on when its windy (UK Wind Energy) (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
robinlynne Feb 2013 #1
WCGreen Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #4
WCGreen Feb 2013 #6
malaise Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #3
virgogal Feb 2013 #5

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:17 PM

1. great idea!!!! love it.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:22 PM

2. We dry our clothes outside on the line during the summer...

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:25 PM

4. Unless it is pelting rain we use the clothes lines

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Response to malaise (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:06 PM

6. The clothes smell better....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:08 PM

7. Agreed and we save energy n/t

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. They should use the clothes lines on windy days n/t

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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:57 PM

5. Weather permitting I hung laundry outside for many years. Aaaaa,the pillowcase smell.

I miss it---in a condo now.

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