The number of people who took time to remember those who died serving the country on Armistice Day may have contributed to the fall in cheap energy consumption during the two-minute silence.
According to National Grid, cheap electricity demand fell by 620MW at 11:00 yesterday morning (November 11th) at the start of the contemplative silence.
This reduction in energy usage equates to a city the size of Bristol turning off all electrical appliances and lights at once.
A National Grid spokesman commented: "Although this could never be completely verified, it seems that - as a result of UK military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years - more people are observing the two-minute silence these days than they did even only a few years ago."
In 2006, a fall of 206MW was recorded on Armistice Day, while in 2004 and 2005 the figure stood at a reduction in demand of 440MW.
Events took place around the UK yesterday as citizens stopped to remember the fallen.
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