Friday, 2 August 2013

Scottish Gas may offer free Saturday electricity

SCOTTISH Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays.

The energy firm has announced plans to trial the initiative and could make it available to customers by the middle of next year.

Parent company Centrica already offers a Free Energy Saturdays tariff to customers in the US.

A spokesman for Centrica said: "Our North American business offers a product for those customers in Texas who have a smart meter.

"We are looking to see whether we can introduce it into the UK for customers with a smart meter."

One million UK homes and businesses already have smart meters installed, which automatically send readings to British Gas.

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