The good news is that your electricity meter is designed to automatically update with the correct time. But it’s simple to check it yourself.
All you need to do is press the button on your meter, which will be either green or orange, and scroll through the display options until you see the date and time.
Guernsey Electricity has also produced a simple guide to reading your meter, which you can find here. We also have a superb range of TVs, which are perfect for the long winter nights and cosying up on the sofa to watch your favourite movies.
The other good news is that we all get an ‘extra’ hour in bed!
Did you know?
According to History.com, Germany was the first country to enact daylight saving time.
It took World War I for Englishman William Willett’s dream that the UK should move its clocks forward by 80 minutes between April and October to come true.
On 30th April 1916, Germany embraced daylight saving time to conserve electricity (Mr Willett may have been horrified to learn that Britain’s wartime enemy followed his recommendations before his homeland). Weeks later, the United Kingdom followed suit and introduced “summer time.”
However, evidence does not conclusively point to energy conservation as a result of daylight saving. Dating back to Willett, daylight saving advocates argued energy conservation as an economic benefit. However, a U.S. Department of Transportation study in the 1970s concluded that total electricity savings associated with daylight saving time amounted to about 1 percent in the Spring and Autumn months
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