British Gas launches offer with Mixergy smart hot water cylinder owners

Mixergy has announced its first exclusive offer from British Gas. Mixergy customers who sign up for a British Gas fixed-rate tariff will save a further £40 a year when they opt in to Mixergy Extra. The £40 rebate will be deducted by British Gas from the energy bill.

More than 70% of all Mixergy customers already opt in as a Mixergy Hero, to help solve grid congestion. Now, thanks to Mixergy Extra, we can offer these customers extra financial rewards when they enable British Gas to optimise their Mixergy cylinder to heat when local or national electric demand is lower. This is the first offer of its kind in the UK that pays the homeowner to switch on the hot water cylinder during low peak times, supporting our national grid’s onboarding of more renewables.  This a vital step in the journey towards net zero.

Pete Armstrong, CEO of Mixergy, explains:  “We have been working with British Gas to explore how hot water cylinders can support our power grid infrastructure, by alleviating grid congestions as more renewables are installed on an already overloaded grid.  Imagine if every hot water cylinder in the UK worked just like a battery and was connected to the grid so you could charge when power was cheapest and cleanest?  This could free up a phenomenal amount of room to onboard more renewables.  Instead of paying windfarms to switch off, we could pay homeowners to switch on.

“This is why we’re thrilled British Gas has chosen to be the first utility to offer Mixergy Extra. The first smart hot water cylinder energy offer which pays homeowners.”

John Evans, Commercial Director for British Gas said: “This offer supports our ambitions to decarbonise homes. The Mixergy smart hot water cylinder uses less energy to heat water faster, which saves our customers money whilst also supporting grid demand.  We want to encourage more of our customers to take up these benefits so are giving them an added incentive to switch and reduce cost and carbon.”

The average Mixergy cylinder uses approximately 40% less power to heat hot water than a conventional hot water cylinder.  Now customers can get paid too.  The British Gas Mixergy Extra offer will be available in September 2024.  Mixergy advises all of its British Gas customers to register their interest now.