Residents of the Scilly Isles took measures yesterday (October 6th) to reduce the impact of bills from energy suppliers by organising an 'E-Day' event.
The plan was for non-essential electrical items to be turned off in homes, schools and businesses throughout the region's five separate islands and to measure the energy-saving potential.
Around 2,000 people live on the Scilly Isles and the islands are connected to mainland Britain by a single electricity cable, making reduced energy usage easier to monitor.
Matt Prescott, organiser of the event, told CNN: "The E-Day experiment will hopefully prove that the small things can make a big difference, especially when we work together and try to save energy."
In a bid to gain more specific results, the campaign planned to spend the day measuring the energy usage of a single family and Five Islands School on St Mary's Island.
Many firms across the UK are looking to pursue cheaper business energy costs by turning off non-essential electrical equipment and even taking measures such as switching off water coolers.
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