They are really starting to panic here.
All their virtue signalling about saving the planet and trying to power us with wind is a chicken that has finally come home to roost. We are in real danger of being under-powered this winter with real threats of widespread blackouts.
Their latest move is to increase the cost of the electric between five and seven in the evening. This will apply to all commercial users and also to those poor suckers who fell for the “smart meter” trick. They can’t do anything about the rest of us on the old meters so they are just appealing to our better natures [assuming such a thing exists] and are begging us to not use electricity between five and seven.
I have been giving this a little thought. There must be some way of reducing the electric consumption. I came up with a couple of ideas that might work.
The first is obvious. If you are driving after dark make sure you don’t use headlights. In fact, don’t use any lights at all. The car will still drive normally and you’ll save quite a bit of electricity. The power companies will love you for that.
Another little trick is to buy a load of 6-socket extension leads and daisy-chain them. Plug everything into those so you’ll end up drawing electricity through only one wall socket. That will save a hell of a lot. While I’m on the subject of sockets, make sure something is plugged into every socket. Electricity easily leaks out of those socket holes and can make a right mess of the carpet.
If you’re cooking, or more precisely, baking, leave the oven door wide open. It’s a good way of heating the house as well.
Record all your favorite television programmes between five and seven and watch them later.
And don’t forget to unplug your fridge and your freezer. All that humming uses a lot of electricity.
I hope that helps?