Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis issues warning to anyone with a washing machine in their home – Lancs Live

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Martin Lewis has issued a word of warning to anybody who has a washing machine at home.

The Money Saving Expert founder gave the advice while speaking with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about the energy crisis on This Morning. On the ITV show, Martin delivered a “general energy security message” that should have “been said more by the government” to viewers.

He said: “We are looking at energy difficulties this winter. We hope there will not be any blackouts.

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“But there are emergency scenarios where power cuts – short power cuts – in different regions are possible that have been put forward by National Grid.”

Typically, the peak of British electricity usage is between 4pm and 7pm. As a result, extra stain is put on the National Grid during this time and using high power devices could increase the likelihood of it becoming overloaded.

The National Grid has said this is the period that a blackout is most likely to happen especially on a “really, really cold day”. Martin went onto say the public should avoid, where possible, turning on their washing or drying machines during this time in a bid to help each other out.

He added: “Let’s all try not to put stuff we don’t need to put on between 4pm and 7pm.

“If we can avoid using lots of energy between 4pm and 7pm and it makes no difference to our lives, then we should all be somewhat conscious of that, whether or not it’s cheaper, because it will collectively help us all.”

This message comes as households will be paid to reduce their electricity use for two days in a row as coal plants were again set on standby in case electricity supplies fell too low.

The National Grid said it would call the second ever live run of a scheme which pays businesses and households to turn off some appliances for an hour or two, says MyLondon.

The Tuesday session of the Demand Flexibility Service will come just 24 hours after the first live run took place between 5pm and 6pm on Monday (January 23). It will run between 4.30pm and 6pm on Tuesday (January 24).


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