British Gas is offering free daytime electricity for one day each weekend to more than 2 million customers in what the UK’s biggest energy supplier says is the first deal of its kind. Customers with smart meters will pay nothing for electricity between 9am and 5pm on either Saturday or Sunday, and British Gas’s standard rate at other times. British Gas has 2.4 million smart-meter users out of about 11 million residential customers. British Gas said the FreeTime tariff would be its cheapest dual-fuel deal and give customers more control over when and how they consume energy. The tariff, the first to offer smart-meter customers free electricity, will be fixed until March 2018 but analysts said there were cheaper deals on the market.
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