British Gas customers to get 50% off electricity on Christmas Day in PeakSave scheme

British Gas is giving customers an extra gift under the tree this Christmas Day as it confirms it will be offering half price electricity on December 25 through its PeakSave scheme

The PeakSave scheme offers customers half-price electricity every Sunday between 11am and 4pm.

The scheme will now continue to run next year, helping customers to make even more savings this winter.

British Gas has previously announced that the PeakSave Sundays will cover Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve as many Britons prepare for festive celebrations.

The discount is available to new and existing PeakSave customers, and all savings will appear as a credit on customers’ energy bills.

Britons can cook their christmas dinners or put on the dishwasher whenever they please, however using it during the peak times could save people some extra cash.

PeakSave could include the followings savings for a home this winter:

  • Four hours watching television – £0.94
  • Two hours using electric oven – £0.90
  • Two hours using electric hob – £8.23
  • One hour spent vacuuming – £7.84
  • One hour using washing machine – £2.74
  • One hour using tumble dryer – £4.12
  • Two hours playing video games – £4.90
  • Four hours listening to music on the radio – £0.94
  • A day of having Christmas decorations on – £0.07

PeakSave Sundays was launched to reward customers for better energy usage, supporting a greener energy supply.

Typically, there is a greater amount of renewables available in the UK’s energy system on a Sunday because of lower demand from business and industry, which reduces the requirement for energy generated by fossil fuels.

Catherine O’Kelly, Managing Director of British Gas Energy at British Gas, said: “The coming months will bring both colder weather and all of the excitement and fun of the festive season.

“We know many people will be spending more time at home during this period, particularly on Christmas Day, and we wanted to give a little something back to our customers helping them to save on their energy bills while also contributing to a greener grid.

“The results from the scheme so far have been really positive and show that half price electricity on Sundays is helping our customer to save money while also shifting usage away from peak times.

“We expect the benefit of these savings to increase through the winter, as home energy usage goes up, and we hope to welcome even more customers to the PeakSave scheme to take advantage of the savings.”

PeakSave is available to all British Gas customers with a smart meter that sign up to half hourly reads.

Britons can sign up and find out more on the British Gas website.

 To benefit from half price electricity on Christmas Day, customers should sign up no later than December 17, 2023.


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