JOIN IN THE BIG SWITCH OFF 2018!
Friday 9 November 2018
at the Shirley Warren Action Centre, Warren Crescent
2 – 4 pm: Information and advice from Southampton Healthy Homes, Southern Water, local councillors and more
4 – 6 pm: Hot Food / Inflatables / Quiz with prizes – Fun for all the family – ALL WELCOME!
6 -7 pm: the Second Annual ‘Big Switch Off’ – join us in trying use as little electricity as possible across the whole community for one hour!
A reminder that we should try to reduce our peak time electricity use (4-8pm) at home every day. Remember … ‘can it wait ‘til after 8’!
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
A big thank you to everyone who got involved in the first BIG SWITCH OFF event last November 2017. 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 through 2018 and beyond!