Power Off & Save

Save money by better managing your electricity use

Power Off and Save was a pilot programme that rewarded customers who agreed to reduce their energy use when electricity demand was high. EirGrid developed the Power Off and Save programme in partnership with Electric Ireland, who were awarded the contract to provide the service to EirGrid based on the open tender competition in late 2015.

The Power Off and Save programme involved up to 1,500 residential customers and took place over an 18 month-period. Those who signed up were asked to switch off appliances for about 30 minutes on ten occasions. Customers were rewarded with up to €100 off their bill.

A report on the progress this programme made between May 2016 and January 2017 can be found here. A second progress report on the programme between February 2017 and October 2017 can be found here. A third progress report on the programme between November 2017 and July 2018 can be read here.

We have also produced an interactive brochure which explains the project and contains the final learnings. Read the brochure here.

Watch the videos below which explain in more detail how it all works.