SHIRLEY WARREN is a community which cares …
… about the environment
… about each other
… about how we use our energy
… about avoiding waste
… about the legacy we are leaving our children
As an initial demonstration of our collective power, the whole community was invited to work together to save as much electricity as we possibly could across the whole of Shirley Warren as part of:
‘THE BIG SWITCH OFF’
Sunday 19 November 2017 between 6-7pm
A big thank you to everyone who got involved. Our expectation was that substation monitoring might be able to pick up a reduction in predicted electricity consumption of the order of 10% for the hour.
Through the efforts of local residents, we were able to secure a 25% sign up rate amongst residents on targeted substation feeders covering the neighbourhood around Warren Crescent / Warren Close / Coxford Close / Stoke Road. For certain parts of the selected neighbourhood, there was a measured reduction in consumption of some 19%, well in excess of the predicted savings! So well done and thank you to everyone involved.
SSEN have asked me to extend their sincere thanks to all those who participated in the event. Also to all those who were instrumental in spreading the message about the importance of reducing peak demand in helping to reduce the costs of maintaining the distribution network – and in turn reducing our bills.
Particular thanks go to the those involved in the new local organisation set up as part of the project – Shirley Warren Working Together – who all supported the project so wholeheartedly and enthusiastically.
It has been great for Shirley Warren to have been involved in a project of such national significance and which has gone so well so thank you again, we really couldn’t have done it without you!
So whilst the project might have come to an official end, Shirley Warren Working Together continues to meet up to plan ways that we can take care of our community and make it a more sustainable place to live. Why not get in touch to see how you can get involved.
From Zaki Mahfoud and the SAVE Research Team
Let’s maintain our impact as we continue to reduce our use during the peak 4-8pm period.