Saturday 12th September 2015
Stanhope Agricultural Show
Following on from a successful Wolsingham Show, we took our Northern Powergrid customer care van to the Stanhope Agricultural Show, which took place 9th-10th September 2015.
Although the weather wasn’t quite as good as the previous weekend, there were plenty of friendly faces in attendance and we met a number of local community groups interested in taking part in the ACE project.
ACE is being trialled in the Weardale area of County Durham because of the areas strong community ethos and the number of active volunteers in the area. ACE is trialling a new concept called demand side response (DSR) where customers are rewarded for making small changes to how and when they use electricity. Community groups and good causes taking part have the opportunity to win a share of a £5,000 Northern Powergrid sponsored prize fund, individual prizes are also on offer.