Energy use during Covid-19 Lockdown

An article discussing how Bulb energy customers are using energy over the last month or two caught my eye recently. Not only do I promote my Bulb refer a friend link via this website, but I hope to also share relevant, interesting and useful information.


The renewable energy supplier Bulb compared the energy usage of smart meter users before and after the lockdown restrictions began. The chart below shows the times where we use more or less energy than previously, by each hour of the day.

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Any times where the bar is below the central line shows where less energy is used as a percentage. The opposite for bars above, where we are using more energy.


The lowest point on the graph shows how we are using a lot less energy between 7-8am, when most of us would probably be up and commuting. This might suggest that we’re all staying in bed a little longer, on average – making good use of that time we would normally be stuck in traffic!

It also shows a spike at the top where we are using more renewable gas and electricity around lunchtime. Perhaps more cooking is taking place,m instead of tucking into those packed lunches or ready meals.

You can see that generally, more energy is used between 9am and 5pm, when we are all ‘working from home’. More computers and laptops plugged in, more lights in use etc.


This probably all sounds very obvious, but I find it pretty interesting to see illustrated.


Don’t forget my £75 bulb referral link offer is still active throughout lockdown. By using my refer a friend link to join bulb, we both get the usual £50 credit. If you use my link and let me know via the contact form, I’ll send half of my share back to you as extra bulb cashback!

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Bulb Energy Referral helps them enter the ‘Big Six’

Bulb Energy has grown to become one of the six biggest dual fuel energy supply companies in the UK!

The 100% renewable energy supplier Bulb has been growing at an incredible rate, due in part to the Bulb refer a friend link scheme. It’s hardly surprising that a company who tracks various statistics of the energy industry, called Cornwall Insight, published an interesting ‘Chart of the Week’ that revealed some interesting information!

According to data gathered by Cornwall Insight, for their Domestic Market Share Survey, Bulb have more dual fuel customers nPower, who are among the companies that we often heard called the ‘Big Six’.

As a happy Bulb account customer myself, I’m not surprised at all! I am sure that the Bulb £50 credit deal has helped bring customers across, and don’t forget – you can earn £75 by switching with my link. Click to find out more about my bulb cashback offer here.

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Bulb Refer a Friend Updates

The very generous Bulb energy referral programme has undergone some changes today. Thankfully, when you use a bulb refer a friend link to switch both gas and elelctricity, they will still pay both of us £50 bulb credit. The changes made are when you switch a single fuel type – just your gas or your electricity.


Bulb will award £25 credit for every fuel type that you switch when using my bulb referral link. To get the maximum £75 bulb referral rewards, you will need to switch your both your energy supplies. That would pay 2 x £25 (for gas and for electricity) making £50 credit each. I then split my share and pay that extra £25 cashback from my pocket when the switch completes.


Approximately 85% of UK homes are on a dual fuel deal, using both electricity and gas, so it might not affect you personally. If you are looking to switch just a single-fuel source, remember that they will pay us only £25 each. The total reward for using my energy switch cashback link for a single fuel would be £25 credit from Bulb + £12.50 in cashback.


As usual, I am happy to pay cashback by PayPal, amazon Gift Vouchers, or Bank Transfer. Be sure to let me know which you prefer using my secure contact form.