Brits could see energy rationing this winter as companies are discussing ways to reduce usage and National Grid could hold a campaign to urge the country to cut down their energy consumption.
However the government have said that there are “no plans for the government to tell the public to reduce usage for the sake of our energy supplies.”
National Grid however are set to explain to Brits how to lower their consumption and officials are reportedly considering to use a text, ohone call and an email alert service to explain how to cut power use.
The Guardian said sources who are close to the discussions said the government are determined to avoid the disruption of blackouts.
A business department spokesperson said, “There are no plans for the Government to tell the public to reduce usage for the sake of our energy supplies.
“The UK has a secure and diverse energy system, and we are confident that the steps we are taking will protect security of electricity and gas supplies.”
Jacob Rees-Mogg is negotiating deals with Qatar and Norway over long term contracts for power to the UK by buying large amounts of gas.
The Business Secretary said, “There will be a report out fairly shortly from the National Grid going through all the risks for the winter, and what may help us and what may not help us, what the options are and what things can be done.
“I think I shouldn’t pre-empt it.”
On Monday Ofgem warned Brits there is a “significant risk” of gas shortages this winter amid the Russia-Ukraine war.
Ofgem warned that “due to the war in Ukraine and gas shortages in Europe, there is a significant risk that gas shortages could occur during the winter 2022/23 in Great Britain.
“As a result it is a possibility that GB could enter into a gas supply emergency.”
Alison Sleightholm, Regulation and Corporate Director at National Grid, said, “Every household deserves to have a warm and happy home and tackling fuel poverty is a vital and pressing priority for us this winter.
“We are looking to support, and partner with, community groups and organisations to achieve positive change and we welcome funding applications from diverse community groups and organisations.”