BG wants to introduce Free Power Saturdays
Like a kid in the playground who realises that everybody hates him and he needs to do something nice or be forever excluded, British Gas is now planning to offer Free Power Saturdays.
The PR move comes after yesterday’s news that Centrica made a huge profit, but couldn’t rule out price rises. In order to stop millions of customers rampaging to their HQ with flaming pitchforks, BG is attempting to mask its greed by encouraging us to use as much energy as we want on Saturday for free. The plan is to raise household energy use on days when commercial use is lower. Other ideas for new tariffs include halving the price of gas and electricity on weekends.
To do any of this, though, you’ll need a smart meter fitted, which will be an enormous pain in the arse to co-ordinate and could be so costly it'll probably mean they’ll raise their prices anyway.
Wouldn’t it be much more sensible to freeze prices over winter instead of offering us all a thrilling Saturday bonanza of hoovering, washing, drying and ironing?
On a brighter note, 'Free Power Saturday' is a great name for a band.