In COVID-19 Britain it pays to run your washing machine on Sunday afternoon

Politico (EU) | May 22, 2020 at 3:02 PM
  • Coronavirus-related industrial slowdowns have seen electricity demand plummet throughout the world as grids struggle to handle the suddenly excessive supply of power.
  • In order to prevent grid instability, Octopus Energy, which buys power generated from renewables on the wholesale market, made its customers an usual offer this Friday — the company will pay people to use power.
  • The grid-based problems being experienced by the U.K. are likely to become increasingly common as power generation becomes greener.