Electricity bills aren’t always easy to understand so it can be tricky to know how much energy you’re using and how to reduce your usage.

Does boiling the kettle really sap electricity, and are energy saving light bulbs that much better than their conventional cousins? Electricity and me turns the spotlight on you. What can you do to reduce your electricity usage, save money and help us all on the road to net zero?  

At National Grid ESO, we have an ambition to run the grid zero carbon by 2025. And anything you can do to adopt greener habits will help. Become a megawatt master – in this section of Electricity Explained. 

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Great Britain's monthly electricity statistics

Ever wonder how much electricity is generated and used in Great Britain?

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My electricity consumption

Before you jump on a comparison site, it’s worth taking a minute to understand what actually makes up your electricity bill and if you’re looking to reduce costs, think about some things you can do yourself.

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Understanding your electricity bill

Is it the kettle, the old school light bulbs, the tumble dryer? And did you check the power consumption on that new outdoor heater you bought for your garden makeover?