Eon Next Demand Flexibility Scheme 2023

Lorian
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edited 21 November 2023 at 5:55PM in Energy
Just had an email from Eon next asking me if I want to sign up for this year's DFS scheme. I will but won't be making much of an effort

Here is what they had to say:

One of the best things about being an E.ON Next customer is getting the chance to do your bit.

That means using less energy, helping the National Grid ESO and getting rewarded for your efforts.

This winter, E.ON Next is teaming up again with the National Grid ESO to help you save energy (and money) through their Demand Flexibility Service.

This is a series of events that will give you the chance to reduce your energy consumption during peak times - and earn a little something extra in the process.

Last winter, E.ON Next customers reduced their energy consumption by 246204.27 kWh. That's the same as watching about 562 hours of TV (or “The Snowman” 1296 Christmases in a row)

Getting onboard couldn't be easier. #PowerSwitch

  1. You sign up
  2. We let you know your energy reduction target before the event
  3. You confirm if you’re taking part (or not - up to you)
  4. You use less energy during the event
  5. Meet or beat your target, and we credit your account
  6. Share your efforts using #PowerSwitch
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  • victor2
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    edited 30 November 2023 at 6:14PM
    Well, I took part in yesterday's PowerSwitch. My target was 20% of my average usage between 17:00 and 18:30 over the last 8 days. Bit of a low target as I'd been away the weekend before and pretty much everything was switched off, so my average would be low.
    Anyway, switched most things off and used 0.1kWh in the 1.5 hour period, so will have to see what they say.
    Not expecting much, but I did cut down on my usage during the period, and didn't just shift it to another time, so saved a few pennies off my bill.
    Edit: Just had the announcement for the next saving session - tomorrow from 16:30 to 18:00 with the same 20% usage target compared to the last 8 days. The last 8 days includes an hour of the previous saving session!

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  • Alnat1
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    The calculation over the "last 8 days" will only include weekdays not weekends.

    The calculation for tomorrow's session will not include the day of the previous PowerSwitch.

    If we get a weekend event, data from the previous 4 weekend days will be used to calculate savings.
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  • victor2
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    Alnat1 said:
    The calculation over the "last 8 days" will only include weekdays not weekends.

    The calculation for tomorrow's session will not include the day of the previous PowerSwitch.

    If we get a weekend event, data from the previous 4 weekend days will be used to calculate savings.

    Useful information thanks!
    Have Eon Next made that public somewhere, as I couldn't find anything.

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  • victor2 said:
    Alnat1 said:
    The calculation over the "last 8 days" will only include weekdays not weekends.

    The calculation for tomorrow's session will not include the day of the previous PowerSwitch.

    If we get a weekend event, data from the previous 4 weekend days will be used to calculate savings.

    Useful information thanks!
    Have Eon Next made that public somewhere, as I couldn't find anything.
    The national grid ESO who run this scheme have.
    "I can lead you to the money saving well but cannot make you drink from it"

    As mum always said "don't respond to imbeciles just ignore them" wise words mum 
  • victor2
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    victor2 said:
    Alnat1 said:
    The calculation over the "last 8 days" will only include weekdays not weekends.

    The calculation for tomorrow's session will not include the day of the previous PowerSwitch.

    If we get a weekend event, data from the previous 4 weekend days will be used to calculate savings.

    Useful information thanks!
    Have Eon Next made that public somewhere, as I couldn't find anything.
    The national grid ESO who run this scheme have.

    Mmm, not giving much away there then. ;)
    Found www.nationalgrideso.com and links to various documents, but then their cloudflare link timed out with a "try again later"!
    At least I have an idea where to look now.

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  • victor2 said:
    victor2 said:
    Alnat1 said:
    The calculation over the "last 8 days" will only include weekdays not weekends.

    The calculation for tomorrow's session will not include the day of the previous PowerSwitch.

    If we get a weekend event, data from the previous 4 weekend days will be used to calculate savings.

    Useful information thanks!
    Have Eon Next made that public somewhere, as I couldn't find anything.
    The national grid ESO who run this scheme have.

    Mmm, not giving much away there then. ;)
    Found www.nationalgrideso.com and links to various documents, but then their cloudflare link timed out with a "try again later"!
    At least I have an idea where to look now.

    I honestly thought you'd be all over this

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/6470188/demand-flexibility-service-2023/p1
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  • Lorian
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    edited 30 November 2023 at 11:33PM
    Are we all getting a 20% target or is anyone seeing anything different?

    I'm sure last year they told us how much in kWh we had to save which would be more useful this year.
  • Netexporter
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    I saved 87% on the first session. Even more, yesterday, but don't know the exact figure. That is off my normal very low usage, during the peak hours, because my tariff tracks the wholesale price, so is very expensive between 16:00 and 19:00.
  • RG2015
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    It is disappointing that E.ON Next say saving is based on the last 8 days rather than the last 8 working days.

    Is it possible that they could choose a different comparator to the National Grid ESO?
  • victor2
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    I don't suppose Eon Next will provide detail of how they arrived at the savings figures. More likely to say something like "congratulations, you beat your target of 20% usage."
    Saw somebody on another thread saying how they'd easily beat their 20% reduction target, and nobody corrected them to say it was a 20% usage target, i.e 80% reduction. So, it is wide open to interpretation. Like they say, there's lies, damn lies, and statistics. :)

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