Well, good news. A solution may present itself to you later this year.
Britain could face power outages this winter where the electricity could be cut in your home, saving you money on your energy bill. And also leaving you sitting in the cold and dark. You won’t be able to heat food, have hot water or watch TV which means if they time it during Hollyoaks it will actually be an upgrade.
The National Grid, the company responsible for the UK’s gas and electricity supply, said there may not be enough power for the country if the energy crisis continues.
You know how we are as a nation; as soon as we are told that something might be missing, the earth idiots leave and take more, further worsening the balance between supply and demand.
When there were around four gas stations that had no refills, it sparked a panic that led to two weeks of queuing for fuel. Everyone was having trouble getting gas, except Holly and Phil, who probably found a way.
With a warning of power cuts this winter, there are probably some idiots turning on the heating now to try and store up some heat for December.
It’s not just the threat of blackouts, there are other measures that are being put in place. Households will be paid to use their devices at night when demand is low.
One article mentioned £10 to put your washing machine in the middle of the night. It looks good.
I don’t think I’d put the clothes in there as I wouldn’t want to have to get up at 3:54 to hang them on the dryer, but I’ll turn the machine on if that helps.
You can only get the £10 if you have a smart meter. Hopefully that doesn’t mean they’ll use your meter’s smarts to shut off your electricity and gas as part of the outage.
I would hate for those conspiracy theorists to be right.
I know I’m flippant about the prospect of power outages. I have never experienced anything like this. I remember power cuts when I was young, but back then we didn’t have many things plugged into the wall. Everything is Wi-Fi enabled these days.
I feel safe though. My partner has been obsessively buying scented candles for years and I’ve never seen her burn one, so we must be well stocked by now.