Why Flexibility Is Important
Being flexible about when you use electrical energy is worth real money.
Our national grid sends power from where its generated to where its used. That used to be very large central power stations to known demands (yep, our behaviour is pretty predictable!). But now the national grid is supplied by a disparate set of generators such as wind turbines, solar, interconnectors AND at the same time we’re adding the demands of electric vehicles, heat pumps plus all our increasing number of gadgets.
The grid can’t cope and power prices are variable.
This is your opportunity to reduce your energy costs.
Heat pumps are wonderfully flexible, especially when combined with thermal storage (which can be as simple as a water tank). Turn off, turn on, turn down, advance or retard heat generation and you could reduce your bills by as much as 25%. Of course it does depend on how flexible you can be!