Households might have to turn down their thermostats and switch off lights to avoid blackouts under emergency plans.
Government measures to tackle the energy problem this winter would include appeals to the public to cut down on energy usage in the event of an electricity or gas supply deficit.
A document of contingency plans by the National Grid seen by a newspaper outlet reveals ministers would use the option if the energy problem deteriorated even further.
The news comes as EU countries were told to trim their use by 15 per cent from next month over concerns they won’t be able to store enough for winter after Russia decreased its stockpile of gas on the NordStream pipeline.
Countries such as Germany, France and Austria have already appealed to their citizens to trim down energy use by turning off lights, turning down thermostats and taking shorter showers.
The UK documents said that if the government had to introduce energy-saving measures, the message could be transmitted via TV, radio, social media and posters.
To bypass rolling blackouts in the United Kingdom, the National Grid could also pay some large energy users to utilise less energy to relieve the pressure on the grid.
Household bills are anticipated to skyrocket even further this winter to more than £3,3000 as the UK’s energy crisis worsens.
Energy Consultant Cornwall recently said the price cap for the average household could rise by £360 more than anticipated.
The rise in the cost of energy will put additional pressure on Britain’s struggling households as the cost of living continues to grow.
The government has declared a £15 billion package to relieve the situation, giving up to £1,200 to the most vulnerable households.
However, if Cornwall’s projections are right, households will still be £900 worse off by January even with the maximum help from the government.
The National Grid will release an early winter outlook, aimed at tackling what’s predicted to be a challenging winter, and consumer champion Martin Lewis cautioned that millions of people could be forced into destitution by the rising cost of living and energy problems, but we’re happy to offer other nations things and you couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.
We’re already overcrowded with millions arriving every year. Prisons are full to the brim. Our schools are over-subscribed. The NHS is at breaking point, yet we’re financing every country, every arrival but our own because we have the biggest bunch of inept clueless clowns destroying everything that was once known as GREAT Britain.
However, this is just a contingency plan, it’s not set in stone yet. So, it might happen, on the other hand, it might not – littered with could and could nots, but this is why the next Prime Minister needs to be someone who has some spine so that they can support the people of the United Kingdom and not just be there to become popular on the world stage, and who supports other countries at the disadvantage of the UK population.
And this is why they want you to have a smart meter so that they can control when and how much energy you use.
Of course, if you know what the endgame is, there are few surprises, and smart metres aren’t just about control, it’s about charging you more for electricity and gas when you need it most.
Fortunately, smart metres aren’t a legal requirement, at the moment! But it appears that the government are gradually attempting to take over how we live our lives.
Not comfortable being controlled by the government?
Telling us what to eat, how we eat it, what cars we drive. How we spend our money et cetera. It’s all wrong and we didn’t elect a government for this sort of governance.