As the lockdown measures to combat the Covid-19 become more stringent, people are spending virtually all their time indoors. Analysis from energy firms has revealed that the consumption of home energy has seen a 30% increase, especially around midday.
The growing coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19, has forced the UK residents into self-isolation to stop the further spread and mutation of the virus, which could lead to energy bills skyrocketing once the situation escapes the worst.
Arbnco, a property technology firm based out of Scotland, has recently won a £641,000 contract from the UK’s government for the development of the Digital Energy Efficiency Platform or DEEP. This contract was awarded to Arbnco as part of phase two of an innovation contest, Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency or BASEE.
A new survey of 2,000 people above the age of 65 has revealed that over 60% of the elderly people would be rationing heating this winter due to fears of high energy bills. 2 out of 5 elderly people are also planning to reduce expenses on food to meet the increasing energy bills during winters, as per a study done by comparethemarket.com.
The price comparison site Compare the Market published a new study that reveals the low-income households pay £60 more per year on energy bills than those with higher income.
British Gas customers aired their disappointment on social media over being unable to top-up prepayment meters via online or the app on 27 February, allegedly due to a technical issue.