Ofgem has approved the return of the Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) – a tool that helped ensure security of supply last winter and saw over 1.6 million homes and businesses rewarded for adjusting their non-essential energy demand.  The DFS is expected to launch in early November and works by paying members for turning down their electricity use during times of peak demand on the electricity system.  There will be several test events so that customers can be sure they will have a chance to participate and earn rewards of up to £3 per kilowatt hour, depending on provider offerings.

Participants need to have a smart meter installed and must also check that their supplier is taking part in the scheme.  Read more here.