British Gas giving electricity customers '50 per cent off' until September

British Gas has kicked off its half price electricity on Sundays. British Gas has relaunched its "PeakSave" scheme, which provides a 50% discount on electricity bills every Sunday until 8 September, which takes place in two months' time.

Eligible customers can save 50 per cent on their electricity bills between 11am and 4pm. Over 600,000 participants have already benefited from this initiative, receiving more than £11 million in savings, the company said.

To join, customers can sign up on the British Gas website with their name, email and customer reference number, helping to manage energy costs during peak hours. The firm will then be in touch with you if your application is successful.

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Once you've signed up, any discounted electricity is credited back to your account after you take part every week. The credit appears as "PeakSave Credit" on your bill or online statement. You can only sign up to the scheme if you have a smart meter that can send half-hourly meter readings.

British Gas says if you don't have a smart meter, it will install one for free in your home. On its website, British Gas - which is owned by Centrica - said: "PeakSave rewards customers for making small changes to when they use electricity.

"By using their smart meters, more than 600,000 customers save money with PeakSave every week." It adds: "PeakSave rewards customers for shifting their electricity usage to times when there’s less demand, or more renewable electricity available on the grid, supporting a greener energy supply.

"So far, British Gas has paid over £11 million to more than 600,000 customers taking part in the scheme. What’s more, customers have saved around 326 tonnes of carbon emissions and shifted 11,799 MWh of electricity through PeakSave Sundays alone.

"And now we’ve launched PeakSave Green Flex - giving customers even more ways to save costs and carbon with British Gas."