What are the benefits of reducing my power consumption?
Reducing your electricity use brings a number of benefits:
reducing your power bills
in the long term by reducing the need for more generators and network infrastructure (costs which get passed onto customers)
It reduces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. While renewable sources of energy, like wind, play an increasing role in our system, the vast majority of our electricity is still generated from fossil fuels like gas, oil and coal. Reducing our electricity use reduces the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Small changes to the way we use electricity can make a big difference.