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MP gets insight into Less is More

(1)    (l-r) Iain Stewart MP, WPDs Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer Steven Gough, and Loughton resident, Paul Bartlett showing the tools and initiative used to incentivise the community to reduce their electricity usage

(1) (l-r) Iain Stewart MP, WPDs Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer Steven Gough, and Loughton resident, Paul Bartlett showing the tools and initiative used to incentivise the community to reduce their electricity usage

A Milton Keynes MP has been shown the details of an innovative energy reduction project in Loughton.

Resident Paul Bartlett welcomed Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewartinto his home to give the MP first-hand insight into electricity demand reduction project Less is More.

The project, a collaboration between Western Power Distribution (WPD) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF), is being supported through Ofgem’s Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF).

Paul Bartlett, one of 200 participants in Loughton, signed up to the challenge of earning up to £5,000 for the local community in January. Through working as a community, residents receive rewards for reducing their electricity use during peak hours and in general. Residents can track the impact that simple changes in their activities have on their electricity consumption. These include activities such as turning off the lights when leaving a room, washing at 30 degrees when possible and not leaving equipment on standby. Loughton residents have already gained more than £1,000 as a community since starting Less is More four months ago.

 

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