Britain to pay households to use less power on Friday evening

(Reuters) – Britain’s National Grid will pay some households to use 550 megawatts less electricity between 1630 and 1800 GMT on Friday evening, it said on Thursday.

Under the so-called demand flexibility service (DFS), homes that have signed up with their suppliers are paid for turning off appliances such as ovens and dishwashers during a specific period when electricity demand is high. Payment is usually in the form of discounted bills.

(Reporting by Deep Vakil in Bengaluru; Editing by Alex Richardson)